Opinion Articles


Desai, Sonalde. Drawing up a Diet Plan. The Hindu. February 1, 2017. 

Desai, Sonalde.  The politics of perceptions. The Hindu. November 8, 2016.

Basu, Alaka and Sonalde Desai.The emergence of the one-child family in India. N-IUSSP online magazine.  October 10, 2016.

Mehta, Anupma.  Laadli races up literacy ladder in Himachal. The Tribune.  August 22, 2016.

Desai, Sonalde & Amit Thorat.  The Dynamic Nature of Poverty.  The Hindu. August 2, 2016.

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe, Sonalde Desai, Rinku Murgai and Ambar Narayan. Tackling Poverty in India: Jobs, not transfers, the big poverty-buster. Indian Express. June 17, 2016.

Desai, Sonalde. Everybody loves a Good Quota. The Hindu, May 3, 2016.

Desai, Sonalde.  Quantifying the caste quotas.  The Hindu, February 26, 2016.

Desai, Sonalde.  Don’t Dismantle, Reform.  The Indian Express: November 12, 2015.

Desai, Sonalde. An Unjustified Pay Hike.  The Hindu, October 30, 2015.

Desai, Sonalde. Smoking Kills in India Too. The Hindu, May 4, 2015.

Thorat, Amit. Mapping Exclusion. The Indian Express, December 3, 2014.

Desai, Sonalde. The New Young. The Indian Express, August 28, 2014.

Desai, Sonalde. Cereal indiscretions. The Indian Express: June 23, 2014.

Dubey, Amaresh and Reeve Vanneman. An Inclusive Growth Policy, The Hindu, April 5, 2014. 

Desai, Sonalde. Poorly Performing Public Services. The Hindu: April 2, 2014.

Desai, Sonalde. Food Security in the Time of Inflation. The Hindu, March 28, 2014.

Desai, Sonalde. Employer of the Last Resort?  The Hindu, March 21, 2014.

Desai, Sonalde. Declining Sex Ratios Seen in the Gender Score Card. The Hindu, March 18, 2014.

Desai, Sonalde. When Incomes Grow, but Jobs Elude. Indian Express, July 3, 2013.

Desai, Sonalde. Like Flowers and Chocolates. Indian Express, March 11, 2013.

Desai, Sonalde. From Schooling to Learning. Business Standard, Septembr 16, 2012.

Desai, Sonalde. Getting Out of the Quota Quagmire. Business Standard, June 16, 2012.

Desai, Sonalde. Health care needs a booster does. Business Standard, May 11, 2012.

Desai, Sonalde. The Great Indian Poverty Game. Business Standard, March 29, 2012. 

Desai, Sonalde. "Sons of the Soil." Business Standard, February 17, 2012.

Desai, Sonalde. "India's Hidden Transformation.” Business Standard, November 29, 2011.

Desai, Sonalde. "Indian Education, Employment Sector - A Study in Contrasts.” Economic Times, November 26, 2011.

Desai, Sonalde. "Universal PDS Can Fix the Problem of Malnutrition.” Economic Times, September 29, 2011.

Desai, Sonalde. "Jobless Growth is Located Largely in the Female Half of the Population.” Economic Times, June 28, 2011.

Desai, Sonalde. "For Growth Focus on Remote Villages.” Economic Times, August 3, 2010.

Desai, Sonalde. "Recasting Census 2011.” Economic Times,

Desai, Sonalde. "Women's Share in Demographic dividend.” Economic Times, February 25, 2010.

Desai, Sonalde and Amaresh Dubey. "Challenges for Sixth Pay Commission.” Economic Times, March 19, 2008.

Desai, Sonalde. "AIDS Education: Beyond Sound Bites.” Economic Times, January 9, 2008.

Desai, Sonalde. "The Language of Division.” Economic Times, November 30, 2007.

Desai, Sonalde and Amaresh Dubey. "Baniya, Babu & Borrowing: Household Debt is Concerning.” Economic Times, Ocotober 3, 2007.

Desai, Sonalde. "Exploding the myths about private schooling.Economic Times, July 27, 2007.