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Demonetisation

The stated reasons for the 8 November announcement to demonetise ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes such as eradication of black money, counterfeit currency, and paving the way for a cashless society are examined. These issues are not addressed by demonetisation and do not justify the suffering this move has unleashed on the poor and the middle classes.

Judging Marxism by Its Fruits

What Is Maoism and Other Essays edited and introduced by Bernard D'mello (Kolkata: Cornerstone Publication), 2010; pp 308, Rs 150.

Subverting the Legal System

I would like to bring to your attention how the Indian legal system and jails subvert democracy. My example is just one of those incarcerated, many of whom have spent years and finally been acquitted. In other words, Indian jurisprudence, whose essence is that one is considered innocent until...

Budget 2010-11: Where Has All the Money Gone?

An analysis of the Union Budget 2010-11 must take account of the fact that while expenditure on infrastructure is geared primarily towards meeting the long-term development needs of the business community, social welfare expenditure merely serves the purpose of immediate political gains of the parties in power.
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