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Articles By Subhanil Chowdhury

Ashok Mitra (1928–2018)

Ashok Mitra remained arekrakam (of another kind), insisting that the left could only survive and thrive if it does not abandon its ideology and principled politics. This Arekrakam legacy he leaves behind—als0 in the form of the journal he established by the same name—will remain a powerful inspiration for all efforts to resuscitate and rejuvenate the left movement in Bengal and elsewhere.

Fiscal Problem in West Bengal

The fiscal picture in West Bengal is characterised by a high debt-gross state domestic product ratio (the second highest in the country among the non-special category states) and a low own tax revenue-GSDP ratio (the lowest in the country). This paper attempts to understand the reasons for these twin features which underlie the fiscal stress in the state.

Employment in India: What Does the Latest Data Show?

The 66th round National Sample Survey Organisation data (2009-10) on the employment situation paints a grim picture of a limited creation of jobs between 2004-05 and 2009-10, widespread withdrawal from the labour force (especially by women) and slow growth of employment in the non-agricultural sector. The shift to education among the youth is a positive development but does not by itself explain the decline of the labour force participation rate.

Role of Treaties in Facilitating Nepal's Trade with India

Concessions offered to Nepal under various Indo-Nepal trade treaties are transitory in nature and do not contribute to long-term growth of the economy of the Himalayan country or to sustainable trade between the two countries. The scope of the existing treaties needs to be widened for greater Indo-Nepal economic cooperation.