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Governance

Malayali Greed has Come Home to Roost: Unprecedented Flood Devastation is Man-Made

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt is no time for a blame game. And yet it may be not be inappropriate to do a reality check. The agonising experience has put the fear of God back into the Malayali mind, which he had long exchanged for material and matter. And God, who had lost his own country to the usurpers, […]

Modi Government Failed to Breathe Life into MSMES

Reading Time: 4 minutesA study released by the Reserve Bank of India says that the MSME sector was already decelerating at the end of 2016 when the government came out with the demonetisation plan, which led to a further decline. An analysis for Different Truths. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in India have been suffering for the last […]

Mamata Government Adopts Brazen Anti-Worker Stand

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf one visits the official site of Tea Board, one can see that tea prices are going up, exports are on the rise and profits of tea companies are booming in recent years. On the other hand, one hears of starvation deaths among tea garden workers and their Dickensian working conditions.  Activist Dr. Binayak Sen […]

Uncertain Times for German Politics

Reading Time: 6 minutesDangerous developments connected with a rising fascist movement under the banner of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) are underway. Germany’s Left Party (die Linke), on the other hand, could well be on its way toward mounting an effective fightback. The German version of the Nazis and KKKers who descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, last year are […]

Election Commission should not Allow Simultaneous Polls

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe controversy over holding  Lok Sabha and assembly elections simultaneously as was the practice in fifties was revived following the BJP President Amit Shah’s letter to the Law Commission that the party wants 11 state polls with 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP denied that Shah has made any such statement. A report for Different […]

Quoting Vajpayee to Bring Modi to Heel: When Insaniat with Pakistan Could Not Deliver

Reading Time: 3 minutesTold by Nehru when young that he will become PM one day, Vajpayee never looked far for a role model. Vajpayee wept “like a child” at Nehru’s death, says journalist Sharma. But Vajpayee forgot that the BJP cannot be Congress and the Congress vice versa. The hard truth is the right wing base threw ‘Universal […]

Swachh Bharat a Skewed Mission: Long on Hype and Short on Real Achievements

Reading Time: 3 minutesModi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has already started crashing because it did not have the participation of common people. It was basically a drive for the social elites and rich to demonstrate their closeness to the power using photo opportunities. Modi exhorted people to make it a ‘Jan Andolan’ but it failed to acquire that character. […]

Vajpayee is in the Masterclass of Indian Politics

Reading Time: 4 minutesWho will not remember when the name Vajpayee is said the broad visage of a man with intense expression, with flowing dhoti, with tousled hair, with typical lisping diction, elaborating on timeless India. A man of multiple dimensions, and never so simple, he was a poet who would convey his ingrained optimism promising to light […]

Vajpayee Was Diametrically Opposite to Modi: Gujarat Riot in 2002 was a Dividing Line

Reading Time: 4 minutesBehind the current proximity between the party and its mentor is the attitudinal difference between Vajpayee and Modi. Unlike Vajpayee, Modi has always belonged to his party’s more hawkish sections, a reputation which was highlighted by the Gujarat riots when Vajpayee had counselled the then chief minister of the state to adhere to the raj […]

Delhi High Court Verdict on Begging has Wide Ramifications: Decriminalisation Poses Questions for Other States

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Delhi High Court, in a landmark verdict, stated that criminalising begging is a wrong approach to deal with the underlying causes of the problem. It ignores the reality that people who beg are the poorest of the poor and marginalised in society. Criminalising begging violates the most fundamental rights of some of the most […]