Desai, Sonalde. 2009. “Soldiers of Saffron, Sonal Shah and Secularism,” Economic and Political Weekly,  44(7):25-27. (Opinion).

Desai, Sonalde.  2008. "Obama, Indian Americans and a Conversation about Race, Economic and Political Weekly, 43(14):23-26 (Opinion)

Selected Newspaper Op-Eds:

Data in a Post-Truth Age. The Hindu. May 30, 2018.

Power of Numbers. The Hindu. March 8, 2018.

Reimagining the OBC Quota. The Hindu, September 17, 2017.

The Deep Divide within White America. The Hindu, August 23, 2017.

Reclaiming Public Spaces. The Hindu, March 28, 2017.

No Economy for Women, The Hindu, March 8, 2017 (With Anupma Mehta).

Drawing up a Diet Plan. The Hindu. February 1, 2017. 

The politics of perceptions. The Hindu. November 8, 2016.

The Dynamic Nature of Poverty.  The Hindu. August 2, 2016. (With Amit Thorat)

Tackling poverty in India: Jobs, not transfers, the big poverty-buster. June 17, 2016 (With Balcazar, Murgai and Narayan)

Everyone Loves a Good Quota. The Hindu, May 3, 2016.

Quantifying the Caste Quotas. The Hindu, February 26, 2016.

Don’t Dismantle, Reform. Indian Express, November 12, 2015.

An Unjustified Pay Hike.  The Hindu, October 30, 2015.

Smoking Kills in India Too. The Hindu, May 4, 2015.

The New Young. The Indian Express, August 28, 2014.

Cereal indiscretions. The Indian Express: June 23, 2014.

Poorly Performing Public Services. The Hindu: April 2, 2014.

Food Security in the Time of Inflation. The Hindu, March 28, 2014.

Employer of the Last Resort?  The Hindu, March 21, 2014.

Declining Sex Ratios Seen in the Gender Score Card. The Hindu, March 18, 2014.

When Incomes Grow, but Jobs Elude. Indian Express, July 3, 2013.

Like Flowers and Chocolates. Indian Express, March 11, 2013.

From Schooling to Learning. Business Standard, Septembr 16, 2012.

Getting Out of the Quota Quagmire. Business Standard, June 16, 2012.

Health care needs a booster does. Business Standard, May 11, 2012.

The Great Indian Poverty Game. Business Standard, March 29, 2012.

Sons of the Soil. Business Standard, February 17, 2012

Indian Think Tanks - Time to Look Within. Business Standard, February 7, 2012.

After the Demographic Dividend. Business Standard, December 29, 2011. 

India’s Hidden Transformation. Business Standard, November 29, 2011.

Indian Education, Employment Sector: A Study in ContrastsEconomic Times, November 26, 2011. 

Universal PDS Can Fix the Problem of Malnutrition Economic Times, September 29, 2011.

Jobless Growth is Located Largely in the Female Half of the Population. Economic Times, June 28, 2011.

Behind the Numbers Veil. Economic Times, September 28, 2011.

For Growth Focus on Remote Villages. Economic Times, August 3, 2010. 

Recasting Census 2011. Economic Times, May 14, 2010. 

Women’s Share in Demographic Dividend. Economic Times, February 25, 2010.

Challenges for Sixth Pay Commission. Economic Times , March 19, 2008.

AIDS Education: Beyond Sound BitesEconomic Times, January 9, 2008.

Language of Division, Economic Times, October 30, 2007.

Baniya, Babu and Borrowing: Household Debt is Concerning. Economic Times, October 3, 2007.

Myths about Private Schooling in India. Economic Times, June 27, 2007.

© Sonalde Desai 2012