Category: India

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Badri Raina: Defaming Romeo

The Bard turned in his grave, And wondered why of all Places in India where he was Loved most, a host of ancient Ghosts should so trample Into ignominy the most Devoted of his lovers, Romeo, Who had eyes but for one Woman in all the world. How may he know that India’s Fall into Read more…

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Patrick Bond: BRICS Dashing Green-Developmental Hopes?

Will the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) bloc ever really challenge the world financial order? The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) leadership is meeting in New Delhi from 31 March to 2 April with a degree of fanfare unmatched by accomplishments. It is a good moment to assess progress since the BRICS Summit in 2013 when rumour Read more…

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Badri Raina: The Rhetoric and the Reality

What is at stake is the uniquely precious legacy of a nation constituted not on the basis of a single religion, a single ethnicity, a single language, but of an unparalleled diversity and plurality of social and intellectual life

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Vijay Prashad: Crimes of Apartheid

The UN report argues that Israel is a ‘racial regime’ because its institutions are premised on maintaining a Jewish nation by techniques of suppression and expulsion

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Patrick Bond: Will Washington’s new pro-Moscow, anti-Beijing gang drive a wedge through the BRICS in 2017?

Many societies’ resistance politics reflects a much broader, deeper capacity to link up than ever before: within the BRICS, the US and internationally

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Vandana Shiva: Beware of digital dictatorship

We live in times where the non-working rent collectors and speculators have emerged as the richest billionaires

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Badri Raina: The Year of Unravelling

A post-truth era the world over seeks to shame facts with slogans, analyses with national pride, and criticism, however well-meant, with treachery

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Justin Podur: The Carnage of Demonetisation in India

People have already died from Modi’s sudden assault on 80% of India’s economy

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Conn Hallinan: A Global Nuclear Winter: Avoiding the Unthinkable in India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan have fought three wars over the disputed province in the past six decades and came within a hair’s breadth of a nuclear exchange in 1999

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Badri Raina: Do we need a parliament?

PM Modi’s style of engagement undermines the relevance of legislative oversight.

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