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Four Years of Modi Government: Economy in Shambles

The Economy ONE of the major planks of the BJP campaign in 2014 was that the economy had been reduced to shambles under the UPA – growth was flagging, the rupee had lost ground against the dollar, exports were sluggish…

Brain drain

Arvind Subramanian quit his position as chief economic advisor to the finance ministry and decided to return to his career in academic research in the United States of Americas. He cited personal reasons behind his decision. The Union finance minister…

The Reasons Behind High Cost Of Diesel & Petrol

Rohit Azad With prices close to or over Rs 70 and 80 per litre, diesel and petrol are more expensive today than they have ever been. The recent cut of 1 paisa by the Indian Oil Corporation (ostensibly by mistake),…

The Invisible Class

The Debate: The peasant assertion in India Prabhat Patnaik G.K. Chesterton has a well-known detective story involving Father Brown called “The Invisible Man”, where ‘invisibility’ is supposed to characterize the postman: one is so used to seeing the postman come…

A Long March of the Dispossessed to Delhi

Sainath/PARI   India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilisational crisis, with perhaps the largest body of small farmers and labourers on Earth fighting to save their livelihoods. The agrarian crisis…

What Frightens Modi Most About Farmers’ Stir

Raman Swamy BJP chief ministers are viewing the Kisan Andolan as an agitation aimed at undermining the authority of elected governments and posing a law and order problem. That is why more than 20,000 policemen have been deployed in rural…

The Scam: The curious case of Ahmedabad bank and Amit Shah

The Scam In third week of June a story that had been circulated by the IANS newswire was first published and then either altered or taken down by several news organisations with no explanation given. That alone would be enough…

Why media houses delete Amit Shah story?

News websites including Firstpost, New Indian Express, Times Now and News18 took down an Indo-Asian News Service-sourced story about a bank in which BJP president Amit Shah is a director Hours after it was published, a story about Bharatiya Janata…

RTI activist Manoranjan Roy: Anything can happen to me, anyday

He fears for his life and safety of his family, admits the activist from Mumbai, Manoranjan S Roy. Life for him had changed ever since his RTI applications revealed discrepancies between the supply and deployment of Electronic Voting Machines in…

Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Showmanship and Democrats’ Hypocrisy in the Trump Era

The Global After 18 months of Trump in the White House, American politics finds itself at a crossroads. The United States has moved unmistakably toward a novel form of fascism that serves corporate interests and the military, while promoting at…

Brahminisation Of Hindustan

Murad Ali Baig  The Brahmins were the priests of the tribe of the Aryas (not Aryans) who mainly shaped India’s religion that evolved to become Hinduism. There is however no unanimity about where these Aryas came from. There was also…

On 43rd Anniversary of Emergency In India: RSS Played Double-Game As Usual

Shamsul Islam An internal Emergency was imposed on the country by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on June 25-26, 1975, and it lasted for 19 months. This period is considered as ”dark times’ for Indian democratic polity. Indira Gandhi claimed…

Social media monitoring hub: Tender date extended again

theprint.in New Delhi: The Modi government’s ambitious plan to set up a social media monitoring hub seems to have found few takers with the tender inviting bids for the project being extended for the fourth time. Originally, the Broadcast Engineering…

How false WhatsApp messages led to mob killings in India

gulfnews.com A single WhatsApp message, distributed over 10 to 15 days could get a person killed in India today. This statement is a not the result of a single case, but of around 27 killings, in different states across the…

PUBLIC STATEMENT BY ADVOCATE SUDHA BHARADWAJ,

Visiting Professor, National Law University Delhi and National Secretary, Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties I have been informed that Republic TV aired a programme on 4 July 2018, presented by anchor and MD Arnab Goswami as “Super Exclusive Breaking News”.…

Statement of Civil Society members condemning the attack on Advocate Sudha Bhardwaj

We the undersigned wish to place on record our utter disgust, contempt and outrage at the latest in the series of machinations by Republic TV, working to its brief as a propagandist for the ongoing crusade against all those who…

Workers: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

Asia India: Rural childcare workers in Mohali to demand teachers’ salaries Hundreds of rural childcare (anganwadi) workers protested from May 28 until May 31 in Mohali to demand the same pay rates as teachers. The demonstration was in response to…

Book: Andolaner Cinema by Tarit Choudhury

Films of Movements Rajat Kanti Dasgupta Published by Gangchil, Kolkata 700111 The author has chosen the title of the book ‘Films of Movements’ which from his perspective is, and by general agreement, the most important constituent of the more broad-based…

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