Media Mentions

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Burn-Murdoch, John,Culture and Policy Explain Why Sex Ratios Are Skewed in Asia”, Nikkei Asian Review, 13 April, 2017. Link.

HT Correspondent, Bhopal,“Five References of MP in US Report: US Human Rights Report Mentions SIMI Encounter, Vyapam Scam and Cow Vigilantism in MP”, Hindustan Times, 5 April, 2017. Link.

Pande, Rohini, "Getting India's Women into the Workforce: Time for a Smart Approach," Ideas for India, 10 March 2017.  Link.

Saha, Devanik(Indiaspend), ”To Tackle Its Maternal-health Crisis, India Needs More Male Health Workers”, Hindustan Times, 23 March 2017. Link.

Bhattacharya, Pramit,How a Harvard Economist Can Help Us Understand the Appeal of Modi’s Note Ban”, Live Mint, 15 March 2017. Link.

Jaffrelot, Christophe and Kalaiyarasan, A., “Jats in Wonderlessland. Crisis of Haryana’s Dominant Castes Mirrors India’s Challenge: Lack of Good Jobs, The Indian Express, 10 March 2017. Link.

Venkataraman, Ayesha and Najar, Nida,“Here Comes the Bride. Now Count the Rest.”, The New York Times, 22 February 2017. Link. Also in TodayLink

Dasgupta, KumKum,“On Gender Crime, Is Uttar Pradesh the Worst State?”, Hindustan Times, 21 February, 2017. Link.

Kundu, Tadit, “Husbands, Not Mother-in-laws, Might be Behind Son Preference in India”, Live Mint, 20 February 2017. Link

Kundu, Tadit, “Husbands, Not Mother-in-laws, Might be Behind Son Preference in India”, Live Mint, 20 February 2017. Link

S., Rukmini,HuffPost Insight: Most Indian Households Spend Way Beyond Their Means on Weddings”, The Huffington Post, 17 February 2017.Link

Chakraborty, Debiparna,Only 5% Women in India Have Complete Control over Choosing Their Husbands, Survey Reveals”, Vega Bomb, 14 February 2017. Link

Garg, Lavanya,65% Indian Women are Literate, 5% Have Control over Choosing Their Husband”, Hindustan Times, 13 February 2017. Link

Press Trust of India,Janani Scheme Led to Rise in Usage of Health Services: Govt.”, Business Standard, 3 February 2017. Link;   Same article also published inOutlook.Link  and in Link

Press Trust of India. "Deoghar in Jharkhand to Get an AIIMS says Minister Kulaste”,, 3 February 2017. Link

The Editors,India’s Unique Brand of Populism Does Little to Tackle Inequality”, World Politics Review, 24 January 2017.Link

Butt, Dawar N.H.,“Pakistan Can Incentivize Social Change through Policy”, Asia Times, 20 January 2017.Link

Anand Teltumbde,India’s Marie Antoinette Moment”, Economic & Political Weekly, 7 January 2017. Link.

Coffey, Diane,“When Women Eat Last”, The Hindu, 3 January 2017. Link.

The Hindu, “Hindu Women are Less Educated than Muslim, Their Gender Gap Is Worse Than all Other Religions: Pew”, 15 December 2016. Link.

Srija Naskar, Area of Darkness: Serious Research on Disability in India Remains a Pipe Dream”, The Sunday Guardian Live, 10 December 2016. Link.

Special Correspondent, Disabled Children Miss Out Due to Lack of Support Services: Report”, The Hindu, 9 December 2016. Link.


Sawant, Chitra. "Hard to find bliss in inter-caste marriages." The Free Press Journal, accessed 26 Sep 2016.

Bardhan, Pranab. "Universal basic income for India." Live Mint, accessed 26 Sep 2016.

Doley, Kunal. "Looking local: Snapdeal, Quikr, Hike, other launch vernacular language support." In Financial Express, accessed 24 Jan 2016.

Teltumbde, Anand. 2016. "Rohith Vemula's Death: A Noose Around the BJP's Neck." Counter Currents. Accessed 08 Feb 2016.

Narayan, Swati. "Half full, half empty: 10 Years of NREGA" in the The Business Standard. Accessed 09 Feb 2016.

Kundu, Tadit. "When average income is not available to average individual." In Livemint, accessed 15 Feb 2016.

Kumar, G Rajendra, "Improper Implementation of MGNREGA in Telangana, " in The Hans India. Accessed 22 Feb 2016.

Bhalla, Surjit. "No Proof Required: NREGA does not help the poor," in The Financial Express.  06 Feb 2016.

Kundu, Tadit. "How Indian Households Borrow." In Livemint, accessed 22 Feb 2016.

Solanki, Prem. "Is Caste still an Issue for Marriage?" In DESIblitz, accessed 22 Mar 2016.

Reporter. "Rural to urban migration in India: Why labor mobility bucks global trend." Softlinkweb. Accessed 25 Mar 2016.

Kundu, Tadit.  "Who is married to whom in India?" in Livemint accessed 29 Mar 2016.

Bakshi, Ishan. "How the soco-economic fabric has changed" in the Business Standard.  Accessed 27 Mar 2016.

Gandhi, Divya. "Running in the family" in The Hindu. Accessed 03 Apr 2016.

Choudhury, Chandrahas. "A Major NREGA Success is Women's Empowerment." NDTV Every Life Counts. Accessed 06 Apr 2016.

Choudhury, Chandrahas.  "For Women, India's Workfare Programming works." In LiveMint, Accessed 07 April 2016.

Spend, India. "How to get India's Women Working?  First, Let Them Out of the House." In F.India.  Accessed 09 Apr 2016.

Bakshi, Ishan. "Making a case for taxing farm incomes." Business Standard. Accessed 11 Apr 2016.

Kundu, Tadit. "Is the new generation in India better educated?" LiveMint. Accessed 12 Apr 2016.

Borker, Suhas.  "How to be free of caste."  The Hindu. Accessed 13 Apr 2016.

"To 51.7% women it’s”usual” in India for a husband to beat his wife if she leaves home without telling him: Report" in  Accessed 18 Apr 2016.

Mampatta, Sachin. "Why India needs to be right about a good monsoon." In LiveMint.  Accessed 19 April 2016.

Panda, Sitakanta. "Local Political Elite Capture and BPL card allocation." Ideas for India. Accessed 19 Apr 2016.

Bansal, Samarth. "Legal system too expensive for most." The Hindu. Accessed 24 Apr 2016.

Kulkarni, Veena and Raghav Gaiha.  "The Social Security Measure Seems Doomed with Budgetary Cutbacks and Frequent Wage Hikes." The Economic Times.  Accessed 28 Apr 2016.

Chenoy, Kamal Mitra. "MGNREGA to bad loans, why India is staring at a weaker economy." Daily O. Accessed 2 May 2016.

Bansal, Samarth. "How many Indians are richer than you?"  The Hindu.  Accessed 3 May 2016.

*Salve, Prachi & Saumya Tewari.  "95% Indians marry within their own caste, Mizoram has most inter-caste marriages." Janta Ka Reporter. Accessed 11 May 2016.

*Salve, Prachi & Saumya Tewari. "5 percent of Indian marriages inter-caste; in Mizoram, 55 percent (Special to IANS)" Business Standard.   Accessed 11 May 2016.  Also in Kractivism, Accessed  19 May 2016: "77% Indian parents expect to live with sons, and not with daughters, in old age." IndiaTV. Accessed 17 May 2016.   Also printed in the Business Standard, accessed 17 May 2016.  And again in Hindustan Times, accessed 17 May 2016:

*Salve, Prachi & Saumya Tewari."95 pct marriages within caste: Report" The Chandigarh Tribune. Accessed 17 May 2016.

Zulfi, Muhammad Zulqarnain. "High incidence of ‘inter-caste’ marriages in J&K" Kashmir Reader. Accessed 21 May 2016.

Kundu, Tadit. "How India eats: Joint, not nuclear, families dine out the most." Livemint, Accessed 03 Jun 2016.

Waghmare, Abhishek. "Marathwada Migrants Rise Above Poverty Line in Mumbai, But Face Housing, Water Shortages." India West. Accessed 13 Jun 2016.

Tandon, Suneera. "Burgers, burgers, everywhere. But are the eaters in sight?" Quartz India.  Accessed 13 Jun 2016.

Jain, Dipti and Tadit Kundu. "How Women Marry in India" in Live Mint. Accessed 21 June 2016.

Kishor, Rohan.  "How Women Remarry in India" in LiveMint.  Accessed 21 June 2016.

AB Wire, "18 percent of Indian population walk more than 500 meters to collect water" in The American Bazaar.  22 June 2016.  Also mentioned in The New India Express, 24 Jun 2016.

Yadav, Anumeha.  "The fruits of India's National Food Security law are finally showing on the ground" in 23 June 2016.

Himanshu. "For the rich, India is as good as a tax haven" in Live Mint, 24 June 2016.

Soundararajan, Thenmozhi, Anasuya Sengupta, Harjit Kaur, and Umar Malick. "California textbooks: The next stage of the battle" in The Indian Express.  Accessed 11 July 2016.

Mudur, G.S. "Even Educated Spend Less on Women's Health" in The Telegraph, Calcutta. Accessed 18 Jul 2016.

Dev, S. Mahendra. "Poverty and inequality after reforms" in Live Mint, 26 July 2016.

Kundu, Tadit.  "How can India bridge the gap between its middle and median class?" in Live Mint, 27 July 2016.

Education News Agency (Delhi). "Laadli Races Up the Literacy Ladder." original piece by Anupma Mehta in The Tribune

Kundu, Tadit.  "Mohammad Shaquib Ansari: The occupational index." in Live Mint, 12 Aug 2016.

Kundu, Tadit.  "Is it time for a universal basic income in India?" in Live Mint, 28 Aug 2016.

Taneja, Richa.  "India's Daughters Fetching Water, Missing Opportunities" in NDTV Convergence Limited 2016.  Accessed 6 Sept 2016.

Bansal, Samarth.  "Janani Suraksha Yojana pays dividends: Study" in The Hindu.  Accessed 10 October 2016.

Kishore, Roshan.  "The many shades of caste inequality in India," in Live Mint, 18 Oct 2016.

Chatterjee, Somdeep. "Kisan credit card programme: Expanded access to credit or expanded credit?" in Business Standard, 2 Nov 2016.  Also in SwaraJya: Read India Right on November 8, 2016.

Rukmini S. "INTERACTIVE: Where On The Indian Income Pyramid Do You Stand, And Does Facebook Know This Better Than You?" in HuffingtonPost, 22 Nov 2016.

Business Standard.  "Impact of JSY." Accessed online 29 Nov 2016.

Dey, Sushmi.  "India Witnesses Improvement in Maternal Healthcare Services." The Times of India, 20 November 2016.

Singh, Ashok. "Demonetisation is dragging India to an age of chaos and destruction." Daily O, 1 December 2016.

Naskar, Srija. "Area of Darkness: Serious research on disability in India remains a pipe dream." Sunday Guardian Live, 10 December 2016.


Bureau, FE. 8/13/2015. World’s largest anti-poverty scheme MGNREGA cut poverty, empowered women, but reach limited.  The Financial Express.

Haq, Zia, 2015. 7/23/2015. Food Security Act starved for growth, functional in just 7 states. Hindustan Times, New Delhi.

Mishra, Sumit. 2015. “Why worry about inequality in India?” in MintOnSunday. 11/15/2015.

Reporter, BS.  8/13/2015. Study shows rural job guarantee's positive impact on poor, women. Business standard.

Rukmini, S. 8/12/2015. MGNREGS reduced poverty, empowered women.” The Hindu.

Rukmini, S. 7/6/2015. SECC not irrelevant just yet.” The Hindu.

Yadav, Anumeha.  India's socio-economic census threatens to exclude crores of poor from social schemes Accessed 9/8/2015.

Guarantee the funds in The Hindu 11/07/2015

The Increasing Importance of College Education 12/09/2015

Mohan, Rohini.  "Among 500, only 19 couples across India got monetary assistance under intercase marriages scheme"in The Economic Times, 12/19/15.

Also mentionned in The Hindu, "Disabled Children Miss Out Due to Lack of Support Services: Report." 10 Dec 2016.