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Budget for the Rich

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Bodapati Srujana, March 04, 2015
The message of the Union Budget of 2015-16 is clear and unambiguous: the Modi government is not bothered about something as trivial as 90% of this country’s population. The real mission is to help the rich to become even richer. The talk was about the poor, but the numbers were for only the rich. In the name of limiting the fiscal deficit to 3.9% of the GDP, essential social expenditures were axed. Despite all the talk of women empowerment, budget...

He was my Friend and Father

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Trisha Ahmed, March 02, 2015
Avijit Roy's daughter, Trisha Ahmed: “My dad was a prominent Bengali writer, most famous for his books about science and atheism. He and my mom went to Bangladesh last week to publicize his books at Bangladesh’s national book fair. 15 hours ago, Islamic fundamentalists stabbed my dad to death. My mom was severely wounded from the attack and is still in the hospital. His death is headline news in Bangladesh. The reason I’m sharing this is...

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