Tag: India

  • Neoliberalism and Politics in India

    Reflections on the recent elections in India Moderated by Ananya Mukherjee. Presentation by: Prabhat Patnaik is a highly distinguished and internationally renowned critical scholar. He holds a D.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford, UK, and in 2012, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science (Economics) by SOAS, University of London. He has taught at … Watch video »

  • Left’s Debacle in 2014 Elections in India: Who’s Responsible?

    The debacle faced by the CPI(M)-led Left Front (LF) in the 2014 general elections, especially in its erstwhile stronghold of West Bengal, has stunned supporters and opponents alike, and caused stirrings within the ranks of the Left activists. Out of the 98 seats it contested this time, the CPI(M) has won only 9 seats and … Keep reading »

  • The Bastar Land Grab in India

    An Interview with Sudha Bharadwaj Sudha Bharadwaj is a lawyer and a member of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha (Mazdoor Karkyakarta Committee). CMM was founded in 1982 by legendary union leader Shankar Guha Niyogi (assassinated in 1991), to organize beyond union issues alone. Sudha is also part of a … Keep reading »

  • Unity, Democracy, Militancy: New Trade Union Initiative in India

    Toronto — 24 February 2013. Gautam Mody is Secretary of the New Trade Union Initiative, a trade union centre in India founded in 2002. NTUI proclaims itself as independent from political parties and it’s slogan is “Unity, Democracy, Militancy.” Its core constituent is the National Centre for Labour, a trade union of informal sector workers. … Watch video »

  • The Dirty Picture of Neoliberalism

    India’s New Economic Policy The Bollywood movie The Dirty Picture (apparently) runs on three things: entertainment, entertainment and entertainment. The dirty picture of neoliberalism runs on three things, as well: class, class, and class. Indeed, neoliberalism must be seen as the restoration and reinforcement of class power (Harvey 2005), class power of large owners of business … Keep reading »

  • “How is India?”

    “How is India?” asked an erudite friend of mine from North America soon after I reached India last December. How indeed? I write this piece this week as India goes to the polls: a mammoth process involving 714 million voters is about to unfold over the next one month. The polity looks fractured as never … Keep reading »