Views That Matter

The larger picture is that while large sections of the people are being pauperised, the government seeks positive support through direct transfers just before elections. Rest of the time, the BJP and its many senas, and vigilante groups fracture communities. If the minorities—Muslims and Christians...
On the day after Ajit Pawar and several other NCP MLAs joined the Maharashtra government, a newspaper cartoon depicted an ED officer’s desk with the usual two trays for files. The twist was that while one was marked “In”, the other was marked “Sworn In” instead of the customary “Out”.
The BJP election manifesto of 2014 started with a section entitled “Attend the Imminent” and the very first item in that section was price rise, where it accused the outgoing UPA government of threatening the food security of millions by having ushered in “runaway food inflation”.
We need to advocate for inclusive education that provides equal access to all students without any discrimination. The Kerala Model of Education can serve as a pathway to strengthen public education and ensure that education is not treated as a commodity. Let's work towards an education system that...
The damage that has been done so far by saffronizing education in the last decade is unimaginable. The challenge of reversing this is a major challenge.
NEP 2020 has to be rejected as it cannot lead to an egalitarian society and a strong nation. It is a weapon to deepen the existing disparities.
Let the prime minister answer: Is he, his government and party against the “dual systems”, the constitutional and legal provisions for tribal communities? Is he going to scrap these protections to impose a uniform civil code? Or will the uniform civil code not be applicable to tribal communities...
Even while the ruling party prevented any interventions by Opposition parties in Parliament it continued to push through government business without discussion. One of the items was introduction of a Bill to amend the Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
Several indicators that measure the quality of life of children and women show a marked variance when Gujarat is compared to Kerala. This gives a snapshot of the difference between the ‘Gujarat Model’ and Kerala’s people oriented path of development.
The 22nd International Meeting of the Communist and Workers Parties (IMCWP) gave a clarion call to launch united campaigns against oppressive and exploitative policies of imperialism and capitalism.