Interviews

Thomas Piketty, Professor of Economics at Paris-based School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences and expert on inequality, interviewed by Narayan Lakshman (The Hindu)

-The Hindu Nationalism is not going to solve the big problems, says the economist. If the catastrophic human toll of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was the first wave to strike the world this year, its severe economic consequences – including loss of livelihoods of the poor across...

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P Sainath, founder of People's Archive of Rural India (PARI) and Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient, interviewed by Parth MN (Firstpost.com)

-Firstpost.com One of the most telling human stories to result from the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting nationwide lockdown is that of stranded migrant workers. But theirs isn't a new story; it's taken a pandemic for urban India to take note of an issue that has...

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Vinod Kapri, an award winning film-maker, interviewed by Salik Ahmad (Outlook India)

-Outlook India Vinod Kapri, an award winning film-maker, spoke to Outlook about the arduous journey of the migrants, the highs and lows of it, and what gave him the impulse to pursue their story. Vinod Kapri is a film-maker who travelled with seven migrant labourers from Ghaziabad...

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Kanuru Sujatha Rao, former Union health secretary and a past Takemi Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, interviewed by GS Mudur (The Telegraph)

-The Telegraph Govt should ensure infection did not slip into green zones Some public experts, while acknowledging India’s early initiatives to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, have expressed concern about what they believe are signals of inadequate planning and poorly coordinated responses to the pandemic. The...

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Jean Drèze, noted economist and social activist, interviewed by GS Vasu (The New Indian Express)

-The New Indian Express Holding migrants where they are is a bad idea, even from the point of view of containing the coronavirus crisis, says economist Jean Dreze in a wide-ranging interview with our Editor GS Vasu. HYDERABAD: With under a week to go for the present...

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