Sandhya Jain

Sandhya Jain

 

Sandhya Jain is a political analyst and independent researcher. She is the author of ‘Adi Deo Arya Devata- A Panoramic View of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface’ (Rupa & Co., 2004) and ‘Evangelical Intrusions. Tripura: A Case Study’ (Rupa & Co., 2009). 

New agricultural paradigm

New agricultural paradigm

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 | Sandhya Jain

The end of socialist-era impediments should ideally stimulate increased private sector investment across the value chain and help create jobs The over-hyped green revolution of the late 1960s introduced varieties of dwarf rice and wheat in northern India with a cocktail of chemical fertilisers and pesticides that sucked up groundwater and...

A long-drawn war

A long-drawn war

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 | Sandhya Jain

COVID is a peculiar contagion; doctors must admit they don’t understand it. What is needed is not costly vaccine but a new hydroxychloroquine-type of tablet. Ayurveda needs space too The grim impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, lockdown and cyclones Amphan and Nisarg that lashed both coasts have cast a shadow over the...

Collapse of world economy

Collapse of world economy

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | Sandhya Jain

The deepening recession in the global economy and intelligence data on new moves by the global financial elite suggest a cardinal shift in international politics is under way As the highly contagious COVID-19 torments the nation, some “eminent” economists advised the Centre to nationalise all private assets of above-poverty-line citizens (cash,...

Get going

Get going

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | Sandhya Jain

Amid the pandemic scare that has laid unprecedented challenges before nations across the world, some Indian States show the way to attract investments As the Coronavirus moves remorselessly across the world and medical experts surmise that it could be with us for another two to three years, its lasting legacy will...

A dubious propaganda

A dubious propaganda

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 | Sandhya Jain

In times when the world is facing an existential crisis, the Western media must look closer home than build false narratives about India and its handling of the Corona pandemic In an interview to German television Deutsche Welle (DW) on April 17, writer-activist Arundhati Roy accused the Government of India “of...

The Corona apocalypse

The Corona apocalypse

Tuesday, 14 April 2020 | Sandhya Jain

With nations across the world facing a critical test, India’s vibrant democracy and cultural generosity have created the synergy needed to face the challenges posed by COVID-19 Some contours of the post-Coronavirus world are clearly visible. The nation State has regained legitimacy; the case for free flow of refugees/immigrants across a...

Politics in Corona exodus

Politics in Corona exodus

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 | Sandhya Jain

The reverse migration of daily wagers has made a mockery of the Prime Minister’s call for a 21-day lockdown. What prompted this humanitarian crisis? There is a strange coincidence, if not synergy, between some Twitter handles calling for the  national Government to deal with the Coronavirus health crisis, even though the...

America’s big gamble

America’s big gamble

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 | Sandhya Jain

The US-Afghan peace deal has complicated matters. Russia and China have moved dexterously to protect their interests in the region. Both can leverage ties with Pakistan to contain the Taliban Afghanistan’s peace process has stumbled as talks between the Government and the Taliban in Oslo, Norway, could not begin on March...

State Editions

Pari murder: IG Bothra to lead 5-member SIT

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Now, pensioners can get digital life certificates

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

inbrief

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Locals block NH after minor’s death

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Fake notes of nearly Rs 1L seized in J’suguda

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Another Cuttack fake spice unit busted

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Working From Home? Beware of that cyber attack

29 November 2020 | Ajay Singh | Agenda

Pebbles of a dead sea

29 November 2020 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

Astroturf | Mind balance is the key

29 November 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘Chhalaang was slated to do well’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

no kidding

29 November 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘I’m enjoying the process of writing new songs now’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer