India would have been better equipped to fight COVID-19 with different economic policy, says Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Gopalkrishna said the the country's economic policy — one which encouraged industrialisation and urbanisation, causing "huge population unsettlement" and forcing farmers to migrate to cities in large numbers — only spurred the COVID-19 pandemic
Partition was a historic swindle that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh must see through; steps to undo British wrongdoing necessary
A historical united people’s struggle led by patriotic, modern-minded leaders, like Mustafa Kemal of Turkey or the leaders of Japan after the Meiji Restoration, will be required for bringing about a transformation to lift India from the ranks of underdeveloped to developed countries
After India declines to join RCEP, China says it will follow principle of 'mutual understanding' to resolve outstanding issues
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conveyed India's decision not to join the RCEP deal at a summit meeting of the 16-nation bloc, effectively wrecking its aim to create the world's largest free trade area having half of the world's population.
Narendra Modi has done well to keep India out of RCEP, but WTO-style bargaining for future entry is a good idea
As for RCEP, India must keep its doors open for possible future engagements. For this, RCEP should be viewed as a "mini-WTO" where India can negotiate the details of its entry.
Adivasis and the Indian State: Tribals' philosophy of collectivism is humanity's best chance to end cycle of exploitation
It is the Adivasi philosophy of collectivism, being one with the nature and all its elements, which will ultimately end the cycle of exploitation
Adivasis and the Indian State: Forced displacement takes toll on mental health of Kerala tribals; community-led initiatives may hold solution
Some officials believe mental health issues resulting in suicides, alcoholism, drug abuse and a sudden change in food habits might have resulted in the early deaths of many tribal men.
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.
Adivasis and the Indian State: Stereotyped as 'primitive' and 'savage', tribal communities fight for right to choose social, cultural, land-owning systems
Adivasis or indigenous people are the descendants of those who inhabited the region since before the time when people of different cultures and geographical regions arrived. Our communities have languages, religions, cultural, social, economic and political systems of our own, that rest on the pillars of our jal, jungle, jameen (water, forest, land.) Each Adivasi community is distinct and unique; and firmly believe that the community collectively is steward of the jal, jungle, jameen.
Article 370 scrapped: Opposition's condemnation out of sync with public demand, feeds into BJP narrative
The abrogation of Article 370 prompted a series of protests in the national capital, essentially by all Left parties and students of central universities: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Ambedkar University and Jamia Milia Islamia.
Did Article 370 impede Jammu and Kashmir's growth? Volatile situation, geographical constraints hurt state's economy, not special status
It is utterly wrong and unjust to blame Article 370 for every minor or major shortfall faced by Jammu and Kashmir state in the path of development under prevailing circumstances which have already taken a toll on economy.
In 2018, investment in oil & gas projects rose by 4% while investment in coal sources rose only by 2%.
As Congress and BJP spar over poll issues, Adivasi farmers of Bastar fight for land acquired for industrialisation 5 years ago
Tata Steel signed a memorandum of understanding with the Raman Singh-led Chhattisgarh govt in 2005 to set up a Rs 19,500 crore plant in Bastar. It involved acquiring 5,000 acres of land across 10 villages for the plant that proposed to create 5.5 million tonnes of steel per annum. The state started acquiring land 2008-09 onwards.
Sundarbans forest threatened by heedless industrialisation says UN expert, urges Bangladesh govt to take action
Despite UNESCO objections, the Bangladesh government has approved more than 320 industrial projects in the area, including a massive coal-fired power plant.
Narendra Modi's reassurance to corporates will pave the way for development in Uttar Pradesh, says Assocham
Assocham's president also urged the UP Chief Minister to monitor the implementation of investment projects to create employment opportunities for the state.
Centre's refusal to confer special status to Andhra has given Chandrababu Naidu chance to overcome anti-incumbency
Chandrababu Naidu has successfully used people's discontent over Centre's refusal to confer special status to Andhra Pradesh as an instrument to avoid the sporadic disgruntlement over the non-implementation of several promises made by TDP in 2014
The Shiv Sena on Monday attacked the BJP over the rise in fuel prices, saying if a hurricane in the US was responsible for it then why the rates did not go up in that country and Europe.
Adapting to new technology is inevitable for any developing country. Nitin Gadkari should understand it will be a cardinal mistake if India holds back
Farmers are struggling hard to meet their input expenses due to a drop in prices of agriculture produce, which agricultural experts attribute to the rising cost of farming, the haphazard use of fertlisers, and failed government policies over the years.
Modi said the decision would 'transform' the domestic nuclear industry.
Mechanisation and technology have disrupted traditional industrial production, upended manual jobs and call time on the work that has been done by generations of families.