The infrastructure to transform child health is in place. Can Aamir Khan help revive a faltering but critical programme? Samar Halarnkar
In Uttar Pradesh, a liquor baron may, again, corner child nutrition contracts. How money meant to fight malnutrition is reaching elsewhere. Samar Halarnkar
As India prepares to make food a fundamental right, we should look at Brazil's model for eliminating hunger. Samar Halarnkar
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh fought the food security Bill to the end. How long can the UPA fight itself? Samar Halarnkar
Alarmist views over the cost of Food Security Bill are meant to mislead. In any case should our priorities be so skewed? Jean Dreze
India, like much of South Asia, needs strong political will to ensure adequate nutrition for all, writes Kalpana Kochhar
Millions of Indians need a helping hand. An ideological schism at the top reflects the uncertainty about how to do this. Samar Halarnkar
By restricting social benefits to BPL households, the poverty line will be fully converted from a statistical benchmark to a real-life social division. Jean Drèze
Neither here, nor there. That sums up the government's reluctant approach to its blockbuster food legislation, writes Samar Halarnkar
Children are dying of malnutrition in Mumbai. Governance failure has laid low the next generation. We need new management to stop the erosion of growth, writes Samar Halarnkar.
There’s excess food stocks in the godowns. Then why is the government stepping back on the National Food Security Act, asks Jean Drèze.
India’s medals tally is at an all-time high. So is its global hunger ranking. Unlike the Commonwealth Games, there are no last-minute fixes for the latter. Can the new icons help? Samar Halarnkar asks.
Beneath the layer of a chugging economic powerhouse, a bullish stock market and a 'we-have-arrived' swagger, India's core fundamentals that lie beyond pure economics are still very weak.
On Monday, in an affidavit to the Supreme Court, the food ministry admitted the figure for decayed grain was not 50,000 tonnes, but 67,000 tonnes, or nearly six times higher than Pawar had admitted. That’s enough to feed 1.9 lakh families for a month, says Samar Halarnkar.
India’s unconscionable argument: it is cheaper to let our grain stockpile decay than get it to the poor. With the world in a wheat crisis, why not sell it? Asks Samar Halarnkar.