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Neglect of the Working Emigrant

Indian overseas workers deserve more attention from the government.

The Fortaleza Twins

Will the Fortaleza twins be adversaries of the Bretton Woods institutions?

Modi and Modified Crops

India must stay with the precautionary principle with regard to genetically-modified crops.

Once More in Gaza

Yet another wave of Israeli bombardment takes place without global protests.

Why Women Need 498A

The Supreme Court has overlooked the reality of domestic violence.

When the Government Leans on Judges

Is the Gopal Subramanium case a harbinger of the executive asserting its power?

Overcoming Sub-5% Growth

Believing that "contractionary" fiscal policy is expansionary risks the well-being of the Indian people.

Onwards to the Neo-Economy

Concession to capital and financial jugglery mark the new government's first budget.

The Responsibility for Iraq

The wages of the US invasion, occupation and meddling are now being paid by the people of Iraq.

Reviving the Golden Fibre

Jute workers' violence is a desperate cry for help.

Race to the Bottom

The Modi government's labour policy seeks to remove workers' protection to increase business competitiveness.

Murder Most Foul

The killing of Mohsin Sheikh is an indictment of all sections of "progressive" Maharashtra.

Beautiful Game, Ugly Administration

The administration of football does not measure up to the standards set by its best practitioners on the field.

Lessons from a Hanging

The Budaun rape and murder exposes the everyday reality of sexual violence.

Mission Impossible

The Maharashtra government is bent on moral policing rather than simply maintaining law and order.

AAP at the Crossroads

Futile tactical approaches to governance and failure to build on its success in Delhi have hurt AAP.

No Freedom to Despise

Signs of serious curbs on freedom of expression are already evident.

Debating Electoral Systems

The first-past-the-post system remains preferable over proportional representation.

Fall of the Left

What explains the fall of the parliamentary left and what sort of politics can revive it?

Hostage to Questionable Priors

The RBI's Nayak panel goes beyond its mandate to recommend a dismantling of government stakes in banks.

Punishing Dalit Assertiveness

Maharashtra's shamefullist of atrocities against dalits is growing.

Solidarity with Nigeria's Schoolgirls

Poverty, inequality and poor governance have emboldened Boko Haram's barbarities.

Of Dharma and Artha

How will the king (Narendra Modi) be guided by his raj guru (the RSS)?

Fourth Estate That Vanished

Was it an independent media or an extended arm of the Modi campaign that we saw ahead of the polls?

Anger, Aspiration, Apprehension

Narendra Modi has won a massive victory but his ascendance does not portend positive change.

Time to Act Is Now

India must act urgently on WHO’s report on resistance to antibiotics.

'Modi Sarkar' and the Economy

Will the wielding of an aggressive neo-liberal foot and hand revive the economy?

The Election and Its Commission

Overburdened with expectations, the Election Commission often undermines fairness to appear neutral.

Chasing the Certificate That Enables

Disabled citizens face a traumatic time procuring the crucial disability certifi cate.

Whither Internet Democratisation?

The "NETmundial" conference in Brazil on democratising internet governance was a vacuous exercise.

Finger on the Nuclear Trigger

India does not need to fi ne-tune its nuclear weapons policy, it needs to work towards abolition.

Minds That Are Influenced

An intolerant BJP and its followers target a college principal for sharing his views on electoral choices.

The BJP Fringe

An election campaign on development has done nothing to change its Hindutva core.

After Chávez

Why has the Bolivarian spirit in Venezuela not endured after Chávez?

No Going Back

The Supreme Court's rulings on sexual minorities have had a churning effect.

Manifestos and Messiahs

Elections are increasingly becoming contests over personalities and not of policies.

Deepening Challenge in Climate Change

There is no more denying the fact of global warming; can India respond with appropriate policies?

Retribution, Deterrence and Women's Safety

The sentencing in the Mumbai Shakti Mills rape cases throws up many questions.

RBI's Conservatism Triumphs

The central bank has, with good reason, taken the safe path on the issue of new bank licences.

The 'Non-Persons'

The services sewerage workers provide are essential but they are treated with cruel neglect.

Conflict over Fishing in the Palk Bay

A humanitarian and cooperative approach is needed to resolve the confl ict over fishing in the Palk Bay.

Transport Policy for the 21st Century

A high-level committee on transport suggests a different approach to making policy.

King Canute's Land?

The absence of any engagement with climate change in the planet's biggest elections is shocking.

No Weakening of China's Economy

A "Bear Stearns" moment in China is not round the corner.

Explaining the Anger

What explains the erosion of support for the ruling combine at a time of rising human development indices?

Fear of the Past

Official India's obsession with secrecy does not allow us to have a perspective on the past.

Course Correction

The government has managed to re-establish a measure of autonomy in India's foreign policy.

The Not-so-Fine Print

Working conditions of print journalists remain poor.

Threat of a 'Sudden Stop'

Can the new government stop bowing to the pressures of international capital?

Holding Up Half the Sky

Women are voting in ever larger numbers, will it reflect in policies?