A flood of assessments, a drought of humanity

Agrarian crisis

How drought is defined, assessed and declared changed drastically with the Drought Management Manualfor December 2016, of the government of India’s Ministry of Agriculture. The changes disconnect crop (loss) estimates and drought assessment. And virtually […]

Saving photos and memories from a flood

Photo Spot

R. Sharada’s home sits on an elevated area overlooking the paddy and tapioca fields, and the patches of banana cultivation in Ranni Angadi village of Pattanamthitta district. All fields that are being worked on by […]

A bumper crop in insurance for corporations


The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana will end up being a bigger scam than the Rafale deal in terms of free handouts to corporations. Already, since 2016, the central and state governments have together allocated […]


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