A strange picture of India’s financial system is being drawn, where privatisation is being pushed even as critical analysis and reporting on private sector entities is slowly being discouraged.
Bezwada Wilson, the convener of the Safai Karamchari Andolan, talks to Vidya Subrahmanyam about the struggle of Dalits to restore the constitutional vision.
Ajeet Seeds, Kaveri Seed Co Ltd and Ankur Seeds were among six Indian companies that delayed payments to Monsanto.
“Labour laws are lax, there’s little effort to build a component ecosystem and logistics, and transport remains a big problem. No one seems to be investing in skilled labour that will build the phones.”
The RBI’s decision to support the note ban and its flawed implementation have exacted a price from the economy in general but the poor in particular.
The celebrated social theorist and political psychologist spoke to The Wire about Modi, demonetisation and the state of Indian democracy.
By first limiting and now disallowing the exchanging of old notes for new ones, the state is violating the right to property of those without bank accounts.
The cacophony of analyses on the demonitisation has overlooked the quieter yet constitutionally significant issue of the new notes having Devanagari numerals printed on them.
This week’s column examines the creative ways, other than comedic skits, with which people choose to express political dissent.
Modern psychology and ancient political philosopher Kautilya’s writings can help India craft a new approach in ties with Pakistan.
Legitimacy, political respectability and electoral advantage are being sought to be derived from the soldier and his martyrdom, while unthinkingly, new space, new respect and new autonomy are being ceded to the army brass and other security forces.
He takes questions from viewers in realtime in this Facebook Live session.
Marine life strandings are episodic events – but climbing pressures from human activities like fisheries can potentially increase their frequency.
Lateral entry into the civil services may create synergy between the government and big businesses, but it will also compromise the integrity of the government.
Generation after generation in Kashmir are crushed in slow motion, and the longings of a people are inscribed on the scars and burns of their young.
Among the remains excavated from Arunachal Pradesh, of US fighters from the Second World War, might be Gary’s uncle First Lieutenant Irwin Zartz, the navigator of the B-34 bomber fondly named “Hot as Hell”.