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More Mayoral Power

In “Revisiting the 74th Constitutional Amendment for Better Metropolitan Governance” (EPW, 30 March 2013) K C Sivaramakrishnan’s analysis of the governance deficit of emerging megacities in India has been more in the nature of how the 74th constitutional amendment could not empower the emerging...

Where Is 'Nemawashi' in Maruti Suzuki?

I compliment Annavajhula J C B and Surendra Pratap for bringing out the atro­cities on the workforce committed by Maruti Suzuki in the car factory in Gurgaon and others in the National Capital Region of Delhi (EPW, 18 and 25 August 2012). Maruti Suzuki being largely owned by the Japanese, one...

R Gopalkrishnan

R Gopalkrishnan, IAS, who passed away recently worked in the Prime Minister’s Office for many years and was “invisible” to the outside world though he was the passionate mission man behind many of the flagship programmes which the United Progressive Alliance government launched. Gopal – as he was...

BJP and Lingayat Maths

Shivasundar (“BJP in Karnataka: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”, EPW, 28 April 2012) has missed highlighting the contribution of earlier Lingayat political leaders in his analysis of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) present corrupt rule in Karnataka and how the present Veerashaiva Lin...

Closing Schools in Karnataka

It looks as though Venkatesha Murthy (“Closure of Primary Schools”, EPW, 25 February 2012) is indirectly defending the Karnataka government’s senseless decision to close as many as 1,500 primary schools on the ground that there are few children attending them. He seems to suggest that there is no...

Remembering M Y Ghorpade

The sad demise of eighty-year old M Y Ghorpade in Bangalore marks the end of a class of politicians who believed in governance with a human face. A Cambridge economist and a sibling of the Sandur royal family in Karnataka he was an MLA of Sandur. He was a minister for fi nance, science and...

Yeddyurappa and Karnataka - 2

James Manor has to be complimented for his analysis of the present BJP leadership in Karnataka which is practising the “Politics of Symbolism” more than delivering development outcomes to the people in the state. Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has let down the people of Karnataka who voted him to...

Genetically Modified Seeds

Kavitha Kuruganti has analysed the dangers of biotechnology crops being promoted by the Indo-US Knowledge Initiative on Agriculture (EPW, 29 November 2008). In the entire debate the Indian farmer is never thought of as the final customer and arbiter of genetically modified (GM) crop technology...

Sachin Chaudhuri

It was in 1960, as a student in the Bombay School of Economics, I barged into the small office of the Economic Weekly (EW). The late Sachin Chaudhuri, chewing pan and dressed in starched kurta and dhoti, with thick glasses, smilingly looked at me and asked, “what is the matter?” “Sir, I have...

Polio Eradication

Jacob John has done pioneering service to the children of India by analysing the dogmatic policy stance of the government of India and the states in their misguided approach of tackling Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs), polio in particular (‘Polio Eradication: A National Commission Required’,...

India Economic Summit

Letters India Economic Summit T he annual jamboree of the World Economic Forum (WEF) (November 26-28) to discuss and debate the prospects of India’s future economic growth was well attended by industrialists, trade experts and chief ministers of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Delhi. One of the early...

Bush and Basaveshvara

Letters Corporate Greed and People’s Livelihood T hanks to the fragmented perspective of capitalism, the environment has become a separate sector, almost a global sanctuary of precious plants and animals, benignly supported by charitable MNCs. But man and environment belong together, each reacting...

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