Views That Matter

The buzz in global markets is that international oil prices could start rising again with the US scrapping all exemptions to its sanctions on trading with Iran.
If Indians were to vote on the basis of just the number of schemes that were introduced by BJP government, there is no doubt BJP would win hands down in the ongoing elections. Mr.
Prime Minister Modi has been leading a frenetic election campaign, flying from one corner of the country to another, addressing public meetings. He sets the agenda for his party, and whatever he says, is quickly repeated by innumerable BJP leaders and activists. Corporate owned TV channels and...
BJP leaders in general and Narendra Modi himself in particular have sought to turn the 2019 Lok Sabha elections into a contest on the issue of “nationalism” and national security. The means they have adopted to do so completely exposes how false their claim to nationalism is and how hollow their...
Hopefully, they will get their jobs back once Mr. Modi’s sarkar is made redundant.
NYAY, in other words, may end up being a big ANYAY on the poor of India. We might end up with another horror of targeting errors, just as in the BPL/APL division, in case NYAY becomes policy.
As the country marks the 128th birth anniversary of Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar on 14 April 2019, Dalit communities across India are preparing to deliver a blow to the RSS/BJP and its allies for the nightmare of the past five years.
The ruling BJP released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections recently. Expectedly, it is full of praise for the Prime Minister Modi and his govt. Also, it is bristling with wild promises, some repetitions of their 2014 pledges, some new ones.
Selling out national public assets to private corporates has been a hallmark of BJP rule. The BJP has followed in the footsteps of the Congress in doing so, and has sought to beat the latter in the game, even as they engage in empty talk on “nationalism”.
NDA government’s policies have hit the adivasis hard. Their policies on mining and minerals have opened the floodgates of loot of mineral wealth in adivasi areas. They have undermined statutory restrictions on transfer of adivasi lands to non-adivasis. Public expenditure on schemes meant for...