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‘Aadhar is transparent and accountable’

In his opinion piece in The Hindu (Op-Ed, “»

A sop that does not help

Subsidies on cooking gas, kerosene and diesel have resulted in perverse outcomes not envisaged when they were introduced »

To pass biometric identification, apply Vaseline or Boroplus on fingers overnight

The technical glitches that plague cash transfers in Jharkhand may not have arisen with a simpler system that does not need Internet connect »

Voting with your fingertips

The incorporation of the Aadhar number in the electoral rolls will help to minimise malpractices and enable more people to participate in el »

Bharat Bhatti and Madhulika Khanna respond

Not going into any ideological or political debate (we did not even use the word “Aadhaar”), our aim was to examine the ground realities...»

No need for hype but certainly a hope

The Direct Benefits Transfer Initiative is the real tool against corruption that will ensure that the welfare state doesn’t degenerate into »

Cashing in on schemes for poor

Any political benefit the Congress hopes to reap in 2014 will come at the cost of reducing the effectiveness of social welfare schemes »

Aadhaar and MGNREGA are made for each other

A definite acknowledgement of the potential of Aadhar for public service delivery, and especially for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural...»

Response to UIDAI's clarification

R.S. Sharma's response (“UIDAI clarifies on Aadhaar,” Op-Ed Page, Sept.15) to my article titled “Aadhaar: On a platform of myths” (Edit P...»

Food Security Bill needs amendments

As it is drafted, the Bill actually deprives people, and the State governments, of existing rights on multiple counts. »

Aadhaar: on a platform of myths

The Aadhaar project, just as its failed counterpart in the U.K., stands on a platform of myths. India needs a mass campaign to expose these »

UID: doubts, concerns and confusions

Interesting isn't, when you have people asking for your identity or rather say you are supposed to present your proof of existence. D...»

Hardly unanimous, Mr. Thorat

By excising dissenting views from its report, the cartoon committee has acted worse than colonial era panels »

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