Subodh Varma
BJP's record on tribal welfare India India’s BJP’s poor record in tribal welfare

Droupadi Murmu was recently elected as India’s first tribal president. However, behind the celebrations lies the reality of how the ruling party has failed to address the issues faced by tribals

Corporate profits during pandemic India Record profits boost India’s corporate sector

This is in contrast to estimated 84% of Indian families reporting decline in their earnings due to pandemic-related lockdowns and restrictions

Ominous economic distress in India: No buying power, no jobs, rising prices

The government is ignoring people’s distress and the worsening crisis – and it has no solutions

Modi at 8 years: BJP talks of ‘welfare’ and ‘service’…

…… to counter the increasing discontent with joblessness and price rise, and the Indian government’s inability to deal with them

Why is India going on a General Strike on March 28-29?

Workers and farmers are demanding relief from economic distress – and also a complete change in the economic policy of the Modi government.

Modi govt. sits on hundreds of thousands of vacancies, while youth fight for jobs

There are at least 870,000 vacancies in various ministries and another 360,000 in different services under the Indian central government, as per official data

UP Elections: Double engine has left urban youth stranded

In the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh which is set to see elections soon, urban youth in the15-29 age range are facing lethal unemployment, with rates above 20% for the past three years

In India, more families are pushed to surviving without jobs

The latest data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy shows that share of families with two working members has fallen drastically. This means people are surviving on much less income

What about jobs in cities, Mr. Modi?

With 7-8% joblessness for the past few years, urban job seekers are helpless and hopeless. An equally alarming trend is the fall of the work participation rate itself in cities and towns

In just one year, Indians are paying almost 50% more for cooking gas

Meanwhile, prices for petrol and diesel have risen by 26% and 31% across the four metros. These hikes are due to the Narendra Modi government’s relentless increasing of the excise duty on petroleum products

Modi government vs COVID-19: A shambolic fight

In tackling the second wave, India’s Central government led by Narendra Modi has been bumbling and groping for solutions, mostly much delayed and inadequate

India faces grim jobs crisis: 17 million jobs lost in past year

In the three months from September 2020 alone, 9 million people lost their jobs. A breakdown of job losses shows that younger people and women have borne the brunt