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Economic Trap: GOVT MUST SHUN CONTROL…

Economic Trap GOVT MUST SHUN CONTROL By Shivaji Sarkar The Indian economy is going through a transitory stage. It wants to free itself of the Manmohanomics, did some critical experimentations leading too many controls that is anathema for a party that...

Growth With Equity: FAR-FETCHED IDEAL IN INDIA…

Growth With Equity FAR-FETCHED IDEAL IN INDIA By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) “India’s dynamics are striking. It is the country with the highest gap between the growth of top1 per cent and the growth of total population”....

Right-wing Surge in Germany: INDIAN MODEL FOR EUROPE!…

Right-wing Surge in Germany INDIAN MODEL FOR EUROPE! By Dr.D.K.Giri (Prof. International Politics, JMI)   Liberals as well as progressives in Germany are shocked by the 19th Bundestag (Parliament) results. For the first time in German politics a right-wing...

EAC Task Cut Out: FOCUS ON FARM SECTOR & TAME BANKS…

EAC Task Cut Out FOCUS ON FARM SECTOR & TAME BANKS By Shivaji Sarkar The poor and the economy have taken centre stage in Indian politics. Prime Minister Modi feels concerned about the deprived and announces the formation of his Economic Advisory Council...

Effects of Drugs: VITAL TO EDUCATE MASSES …

Effects of Drugs VITAL TO EDUCATE MASSES By Dr. Oishee Mukherjee  Today, the effects of drugs on human health are a subject of discussion. As we all know, medicines are absolutely necessary to fight diseases. In fact, they save life and keep us free...

Dodging Anti-Defection Law: CROOKED PARTY POLITICS…

Dodging Anti-Defection Law CROOKED PARTY POLITICS By Dr. S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Tamil Nadu today presents the most confused Party politics and utterly complicated political situations challenging law and conventions.  Changes...

India’s Quest For UNSC: TOUGH TEST FOR MODI …

India’s Quest For UNSC TOUGH TEST FOR MODI By Dr.D.K.Giri (Prof. International Politics, JMI)  India made yet another bid for becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj reinforced New Delhi’s initiative...

Leftist Legacy & Influence:AAM AADMI SHOULD BE PRIORITY…

Leftist Legacy & Influence: AAM AADMI SHOULD BE PRIORITY By Dhurjati Mukherjee The recent elections to Delhi University, JNU and Hyderabad University bear testimony to the fact that Left philosophy still holds sway among educated students and youth....

India’s “Boat People”: GETS TOUGH ON ROHINGYA MIGRANTS…

India’s “Boat People” GETS  TOUGH ON ROHINGYA MIGRANTS  By Poonam I Kaushish In the summer of 1975, hundreds of thousands of people fled South Vietnam after the fall of Saigon for fear of political persecution. They escaped in rickety and unseaworthy...
Killing Of Rationalists: SACRIFICES WON’T GO IN VAIN…

Killing Of Rationalists: SACRIFICES WON’T GO IN VAIN…

Killing Of Rationalists SACRIFICES WON’T GO IN VAIN By Proloy Bagchi It is over a fortnight and there is no breakthrough in the brutal murder of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, which created a stir in the media. Somebody described the killing...

Urban Floods: COMMON GLOBAL CRISIS…

Urban Floods COMMON GLOBAL CRISIS By Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore or Delhi — urban flooding has become a common recurring factor in pre-monsoon and monsoon periods thus providing flood news throughout...

Land Allotment: ELITE PLOT, POOR SUFFER…

Land Allotment ELITE PLOT, POOR SUFFER By Dhurjati Mukherjee The Supreme Court has rightly decided to frame guidelines for allotting public land and put a halt to whims and fancies of the powers that be. With its attention recently drawn through a PIL...

India’s Bullet Train : CAREFUL BALANCING ERA?…

India’s Bullet Train CAREFUL BALANCING ERA? By Shivaji Sarkar India launches the fastest train project – the high speed bullet – with Japanese aid and collaboration at Ahmedabad. It is a dream fulfillment for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the beginning...

Myanmar Communal Strife : WHAT COULD INDIA DO?…

Myanmar Communal Strife WHAT COULD INDIA DO? By Prof. (Dr.) DK Giri (Prof, International Politics, JMI)  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar following a successful BRICS summit was not free from criticism. Why did he not raise the issue...

Gau Rakshaks, Netas: SC CRACKS THE WHIP…

Gau Rakshaks, Netas SC CRACKS THE WHIP By Insaf Stop pussyfooting around. A terse message from the Supreme Court to State governments on doing precious little against cow vigilantes. On Wednesday last, it directed all States to appoint a senior police...

BRICS: India Steals Show: KEEP CHINA ENGAGED…

BRICS: India Steals Show KEEP CHINA ENGAGED By Dr.D.K.Giri, Prof International Politics, JMI India came out in flying colours in the 9th BRICS meeting at Xiamen last week. Indeed, the second diplomatic success following Doklam’s peaceful disengagement...

Rohingya Refugees: IS IT THE LAST STRAW?…

Rohingya Refugees IS IT THE LAST STRAW? By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) An urgent plea against a proposal of the Government of India to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees in India back to their native country Myanmar is before the...

Economy Errs Badly: NOTE BAN NOT ONLY REASON…

Economy Errs Badly NOTE BAN NOT ONLY REASON By Shivaji Sarkar Is the Indian economy slowing down or is it on a correction path? Was the high growth rate of 11.40 per cent in the first quarter of 2010 an aberration? The country is stalked with many questions...
OBC Categorisation: ANOTHER PANDORA’S BOX…

OBC Categorisation: ANOTHER PANDORA’S BOX…

OBC Categorisation ANOTHER PANDORA’S BOX By Dr.S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi)  The Union Government has decided to set up a Commission to undertake sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBC). The announcement has come as a...

Nepal PM Visit: SEEKING TO REBUILD TIES…

Nepal PM Visit SEEKING TO REBUILD TIES By Dr DK Giri (Prof, International Politics, JMI)   The recent visit of Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to India assumes unusually great significance in the current scenario. The Doklam stand-off...