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Inequality started to rise in India and China substantially in the early 1990s and 2000s, it was stabilised in China but continued to rise in India.(HT file photo)

Inequality continues to rise in India: Report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:23 PM IST
China and Vietnam also appear to be more unequal than post-communist eastern Europe but somewhat less unequal than post-communist Russia, as per the report
Democratic US presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden(Reuters)
Democratic US presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden(Reuters)

Joe Biden vows to fight racial inequalities with economic agenda

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 04:45 AM IST
Biden said the Republican president is exacerbating social discord across the country, including by sending federal authorities into major cities under the pretense of addressing crime, and has little interest in addressing the racism .
Antonio Guterres said the pandemic has revealed, like an x-ray, “fractures in the fragile skeleton of the societies we have built.”(Reuters)
Antonio Guterres said the pandemic has revealed, like an x-ray, “fractures in the fragile skeleton of the societies we have built.”(Reuters)

UN chief to world leaders: ‘Inequality starts at the top’

New York, United States | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 09:40 PM IST
Delivering the annual lecture for the Nelson Mandela Foundation via internet, Guterres pushed for a so-called New Global Deal to ensure power, wealth and opportunity are shared more broadly and fairly at the international level.

Podcast: Amitabh Behar on How Coronavirus Aggravates Inequality in India

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 07:46 AM IST
Covid-19 has wrought so much fresh destruction but it also has the potential to exacerbate pre-existing inequalities in Indian society
Aided by brilliant cinematography and acting, Bong Joon-ho’s film, though about money, does not trace differences between the rich and poor only through the prism of money(REUTERS)
Aided by brilliant cinematography and acting, Bong Joon-ho’s film, though about money, does not trace differences between the rich and poor only through the prism of money(REUTERS)

Parasite: A defining film on class relations, inequality

By Parul Bhandari
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Through smell and sight, it depicts the intimacies that bind and the resentments that divide the haves and have-nots
It makes me wonder: How many of us can look away from a child begging on the street? How can we not care knowing that they haven’t eaten for days? How does it not bother us that they work in restaurants and homes, when they should be studying (and even playing) instead?(HT photo)
It makes me wonder: How many of us can look away from a child begging on the street? How can we not care knowing that they haven’t eaten for days? How does it not bother us that they work in restaurants and homes, when they should be studying (and even playing) instead?(HT photo)

An artist’s journey to try and make the world a better place

By Revati Sharma Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 01:27 PM IST
I always gave to charity, a percentage of what I made from every painting sold, and started donating my work to raise money at art auctions for different causes. But I always felt it was never enough
Poonam and Kiran, daughters of a cycle rickshaw puller, do their home work on the rooftop of their shanty in Noida.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Poonam and Kiran, daughters of a cycle rickshaw puller, do their home work on the rooftop of their shanty in Noida.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

In India, inequality bigger challenge than poverty

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 05:59 AM IST
The world knows this gap between the rich and the poor as the ‘10 percent’ problem, sometimes even as the ‘1 percent’ problem.
Shawn Vij has worked in various leadership positions for Ford Motor Company, Ernst & Young, VISA, Deloitte Consulting, Microsoft, and Intel Corporation.
Shawn Vij has worked in various leadership positions for Ford Motor Company, Ernst & Young, VISA, Deloitte Consulting, Microsoft, and Intel Corporation.

Taking on global inequality

UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 06:39 PM IST
What if companies just had a simple underlying mission, which was making people’s lives better around the world? Business leader Shawn Vij talks about the same in his new book.
The book was launched at the India International Centre (IIC) and was followed by a panel discussion by eminent educationists including the editors of the book.(SOURCED PHOTO.)
The book was launched at the India International Centre (IIC) and was followed by a panel discussion by eminent educationists including the editors of the book.(SOURCED PHOTO.)

New book traces evolution of education in India, delves into problem of inequality

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 09:01 PM IST
Published by Aakar Books, ‘Visions of Education in India’ is divided into five parts and has contributions from 15 domain experts, leading academics, including the editors themselves.
The basic premise of a healthy rural to urban economic transformation is to transfer workers from low-skill and low-productivity professions to high-skill jobs. It would be extremely difficult if not impossible for an urban employment guarantee scheme to ensure this.(REUTERS)
The basic premise of a healthy rural to urban economic transformation is to transfer workers from low-skill and low-productivity professions to high-skill jobs. It would be extremely difficult if not impossible for an urban employment guarantee scheme to ensure this.(REUTERS)

Urban employment guarantee scheme signifies India’s failure to address inequality

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 09:58 AM IST
Half-baked countercyclical policies such as the promise of an urban employment guarantee are an apology for the larger failure to address the unequal distribution of fruits of economic growth.
The effects of poverty on children are wide-reaching and can lead to lifelong struggles, especially when young people don’t receive full educations.(HT)
The effects of poverty on children are wide-reaching and can lead to lifelong struggles, especially when young people don’t receive full educations.(HT)

International Day for Eradication of Poverty: Helping poor kids step into a bright future

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Arpan Jennifer Vimal
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:03 AM IST
Pragati Paathshala is working to nurture the lives of more than 120 slum children through moral, social, ethical and formal education in Gomti Nagar extension Lucknow.
A local train moves on an elevated track over a slum area at Wadala, Mumbai, February 1, 2018(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
A local train moves on an elevated track over a slum area at Wadala, Mumbai, February 1, 2018(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

‘Nations must develop action plans to tackle inequality’

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 03:53 PM IST
Social spending is almost always progressive because it helps reduce existing levels of inequality. Despite this, in many countries, social spending could be far more progressive and pro-poor.
Degree of unionisation among women workers is half compared to men.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Degree of unionisation among women workers is half compared to men.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

There is no silver bullet to fight inequality

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 10:58 AM IST
Not dogma but evidence should guide our fight against inequality
Solapur: Police personnel clash with the Maratha Kranti Morcha protesters during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and education. While surveys from sources such as National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) give statistics on consumption, employment and asset levels of broad caste groups – Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and others – there is no information at the intra-caste or jati level about these things.(PTI)
Solapur: Police personnel clash with the Maratha Kranti Morcha protesters during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and education. While surveys from sources such as National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) give statistics on consumption, employment and asset levels of broad caste groups – Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and others – there is no information at the intra-caste or jati level about these things.(PTI)

We need a better understanding of intra-caste inequalities

UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 12:50 PM IST
While average figures for the broad caste groups confirm to the received wisdom, with upper castes being most well off and STs being the worst off, intra-caste or jati based trends do not always conform to this broad hierarchy.
A protester attends a demonstration during a national day of strike against reforms in Paris, France, March 22(REUTERS)
A protester attends a demonstration during a national day of strike against reforms in Paris, France, March 22(REUTERS)

The turmoil in the US and Europe — including tech change and inequality — are crossing into the developing world

UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 07:33 AM IST
Where do all those energetic, ambitious young people go? The youth bulge we see in many developing countries can move from economic advantage to political threat as their path out of poverty is blocked. If they never join the active workforce, they will never have access to the education and training needed to earn 21st century jobs, and they know their children will fare no better
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