Day: November 17, 2018

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Why are Thousands of Hondurans Walking Towards the US Border?

Why are Thousands of Hondurans Walking Towards the US Border? For the thousands of Hondurans who are part of a migrant caravan proceeding towards the United States, the recent comments by US president Donald Trump were yet another instance of the persecution they have faced while trying to escape horrible living conditions. On Monday, Trump…

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The Reason for Renaming Places

The Reason for Renaming Places We fail to see in the excitement generated by the incessant renaming of towns and railway stations in India that the past, which these new old names allude to, is an imagined land that we are being invited to inhabit. We are not exactly recovering lost ground, because as the…

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Mahila Samvad Yatra: Sabarmati to Srinagar

Mahila Samvad Yatra: Sabarmati to Srinagar The world is celebrating Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. And this is not just because of the calendar, but because of his contributions to mankind. He gave an alternate perspective to human civilisation and a unique way to fight injustice. To the world, driven by the idea of might against…

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Corbyn Triumphant at Labour Conference

Corbyn Triumphant at Labour Conference After a summer in which Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced endless vitriol from the right in the party and the media, Labour’s conference in October 2018 was a triumph. Commitments from the platform and the decisions of delegates on crucial areas will lead to an even more radical manifesto for…

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With Due Respect, Finance Minister

With Due Respect, Finance Minister The government did not celebrate the second anniversary of demonetisation, one of its biggest policy initiatives. It has celebrated the anniversary of all other big policies. Why the diffidence? The finance minister did come out with a statement listing the achievements of demonetisation. But his statement must be seen in…

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Chhattisgarh’s Mineral Wealth Not Benefiting People

Chhattisgarh’s Mineral Wealth Not Benefiting People As the people of Chhattisgarh go to polls to elect another state Assembly and government, dominant political parties have completely ignored a vital question: what are they going to do about the state’s rich natural resources? That’s because the current model of unbridled private exploitation of minerals, land and…