Newsclick Production, April 29, 2013
Newsclick discusses the 2G Scam and the JPC Report, rather Chacko's Report with Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, eminent journalist and Prabir Purkayastha from Delhi Science Forum. One wonders how the Report gave a clean chit to the Prime Minister by saying that he was mis-led, when it is very clear from what is available in the public domain that Mr. Raja had, at every step, told the PM what he was going to do. A scarce and finite resource like spectrum, which belongs to the people of this country has been bartered away favouring a priviledged few and causing immense loss to the people at large, by subverting the rules and regulations. The UPA Government has failed to perform its duty as a fair and transparent custodian of these resources which are the property of the nation.
Vijay Prashad, April 6, 2013
At one end of Delhi, in the verdant campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, scholars gathered to update one another on the current trends in Historical Materialism.
Amit Sengupta, April 4, 2013
On 26th December 2004 the then UPA-I Government promulgated an ordinance -- The Patents (Amendment) Ordinance, 2004.
G. Mamatha, March 21, 2013
The Sangharsh Sandesh Jathas organised by the CPI(M) concluded with a big public meeting held at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on March 19.
Vijay Prashad, March 12, 2013
Narendra Modi is a big man. He does not seem his 62 years – energetic and brash, larger than life.
Newsclick Production, March 7, 2013
Newsclick discusses with economist Surajit Mazumdar the Union Budget 2013-14 and other related aspects.
G. Mamatha, February 23, 2013
The two-day general strike of the working class on February 20-21 was unprecedented and received an overwhelming response from all over the country. It is the biggest working class action so far in our country, since independence. This strike is historic as it is for the first time in the history of our country that a general strike has been called for two days, i.e., 48 hours.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, February 2, 2013
Strangely enough, the more lawyers a government has, the more poor are the draft laws it produces.
Newsclick Production, January 12, 2013
PM Manmohan Singh has announced a new S&T and Innovation Policy with ambitious goals and a "new paradigm" to synergize global competitiveness and developmental challenges. But critics say the new STI Policy does not address ground realities, institutional weaknesses and structural problems in Indian science, and does not indicate how the chronic gap between goals and achievement will be bridged.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, September 13, 2012
There is a story doing the rounds that when a Minister went up to Manmohan Singh complaining about “primitive accumulation of capital” with respect to a huge real estate scam, the PM asked him what was wrong with primitive accumulation, apart from the word primitive?