Targeting big business counterproductive, ingenuity, resourcefulness of Indian entrepreneurs integral to growth
It is the ingenuity and the resourcefulness of Indian entrepreneurs as well as family businesses that hauled us out of that era of scarcity and want.
Period leave isn't 'radical'; it's simply making the workplace amenable to the people who work in it
The story of how weekends and humane working hours came to be makes for an important and inspiring comparison when talking about period leave.
In The Disaster Tourist, Yun Ko-eun critiques capitalism's ability to monetise everything — even calamity and trauma
The Disaster Tourist challenges the reader to evaluate our curiosity about traumatised communities and landscapes that appear exciting for their unpredictability and history of ruin.
Re-thinking productivity during the pandemic: Forced busyness is toxic; the will to achieve things must be organic
Capitalist culture has created an illusion of productivity by falsely connecting it with happiness. In such a system, if one isn't productive, one doesn't deserve to be content.
Amitav Ghosh talks three new projects, thinking in visual terms and the interplay of capitalism, imperialism
Amitav Ghosh has announced three new projects — Jungle-Nama, a verse retelling of the legend of Bon-Bibi, a Sunderbans epic; a new collection of essays; and The Invisible Hand, a work of non-fiction informed by his research for the Ibis trilogy. 'If you’re a city-dweller, a story like Bon-Bibi is an oddity to you. But if you’re living in the Sunderbans, Bon-Bibi is your life,' he said in this interview to Firstpost
The future is sci-fi: Soylent Green, climate change and the slippery slope from capitalism to cannibalism
Even if world leaders respond to our plea to fight climate change with sneering comments, we — like Thunberg — must never stop from calling them out for their inaction. The future of humanity rests on it.
The Naga struggle for independence from India began, according to Naga separatists, from before 15 August, 1947 when India became independent.
Adivasis and the Indian State: How onset of industrialism, modernisation wreaked cultural, social and economic havoc among tribals
The adivasi community might not be the most marginalised, but it is certainly the most misunderstood.
Farm loan waivers kill credit culture, need to focus on agri distress resolution: Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan
Loan waivers cover only those farmers who have taken loans from the formal system, Raghuram Rajan said
Capitalism 'under serious threat' as economic, political system stops providing for people: Raghuram Rajan
Rajan said he believes that capitalism is breaking down because it is not providing equal opportunities.
Not afraid of being seen with industrialists in public, says Narendra Modi as Opposition slams PM for lending legitimacy to 'crony capitalists'
For the first time in a public address, Prim Minister Narendra Modi hit back at critics, especially the Opposition, who questioned his perceived friendly relations with corporates. Modi on Sunday said that unlike "some people" he was "not afraid of" publicly standing beside industrialists and business magnates because his intentions were "noble".
Talking about India, Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus said nearly 73 percent of the country's total wealth is owned by just 1 percent of its population. "And, next year it is likely to increase to 76 percent," he warned
China is a 'wall-building country': It built the Great Wall to keep enemies away. In recent times, it built its 'firewall' to ban world-conquering companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter. There are numerous such ‘walls’ — real and virtual — all over China, but you rarely get to see them.
Communist Party Congress: Xi Jinping serves gobi machurian-style communism to make China great again
In order to achieve the 'national rejuvenation', Xi demanded total allegiance to his guidelines from Chinese people and communist party members.
Arguing for period cramps to be a reason for “medical leave” is precisely what ghettoises women by associating medical illness with something as healthy as menstruation
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said only India could rescue the world from the clutches of capitalism.
Had Vijay Mallya been compassionate in his capitalist dreams, he would have gone a long way in assuaging the woes of his employees at Kingfisher Airlines. This could perhaps have even prevented him from turning a fugitive
Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy has lamented dropping performance standards at the IT behemoth, saying the generous compensation given to COO Pravin Rao was improper
Jaggi Vasudev is known for speaking his mind on a wide range of issues. That's just what he did in this interview with Firstpost, holding forth on everything from spiritual wellbeing, to nationalism, and the government's demonetisation drive.
In the week since Pinarayi Vijayan of the Left Democratic Front took over as the Chief Minister of Kerala, he has made all the ‘right’ noises.