Category: India

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Patrick Bond: In Fortaleza, BRICS Became Co-Dependent Upon Eco-Financial Imperialism

In this context, critics are forcing open two crucial debates: first, is BRICS anti-imperialist as advertised, potentially inter-imperialist as the Ukraine battleground portends, or merely sub-imperialist where it counts most: in the ongoing global financial and climate meltdowns?

Neeta Lal: India’s Great Invisible Workforce

According to census data released this month, a whopping 160 million women in India, 88 percent of who are of working age (15 to 59 years), are confined to their homes performing ‘household duties’

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Badri Raina: The Burden of Inequity

It is a marvel of nature that worthwhile people may be found in the most unlikely places

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Ewan Robertson: BRICS Summit

Venezuela participated in the gathering of the BRICS emerging powers and Latin American regional blocs in Brazil this week

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Pepe Escobar: BRICS against Washington consensus

The BRICS Development Bank – with an initial US$50 billion in capital – will be not only BRICS-oriented, but invest in infrastructure projects and sustainable development on a global scale

Satya Sagar: The Natives Play No Football

The biggest losers in this battle historically have been indigenous people, who remain the poorest and the most abused people in the country

Girish Mishra: Economic Survey 2013-2014

The economic survey presents a vision of a free market economy where the role of the government is limited only to clearing the path of private entrepreneurs

Gyanendra Pandey: Ruling Hindu Tea Party wants to “Develop” India for its 1%

Through the President’s address to Parliament on June 9, 2014, the newly elected Indian Government has officially outlined its short and longer-term agenda. The emphasis, as expected, is on faster economic growth

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Badri Raina: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Electoral campaigns are often in the nature of con jobs: robbing votes from Peter to pay hefty sums to Paul

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Badri Raina: Republic Resilient

Much as this writer and many millions the world-over wish this would happen, it appears unlikely for now that Capitalism’s slayer is brewing within its own productive womb

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