Prof Narendar Pani heads the Inequality and Human Development Programme at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. An economist by training, he has worked in both academic and media institutions, including Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and The Economic Times. He has, over the last four decades, written extensively on a variety of subjects. His academic books include ‘Inclusive Economics: Gandhian Method and Contemporary Policy’. He is also the author of an explainer on the WTO, over 50 academic articles, two novels, a monograph on theatre and several hundred articles in the editorial pages of newspapers.