‘There are Marxists in India?’

'There are Marxists in India?' Economist Prabhat Patnaik says moving back to an economic 'golden age' is impossible, so we must invent new solutions. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/04/2012423164839425416.html


India in Rape Crisis

Unintended consequences: India's rape crisis As India's economy booms, modernity and tradition collide vibrantly and violently in cities like New Delhi. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2012/04/201242482823627221.html  

IFIs in India

1. Selection of Jim Yong Kim as World Bank president is impossible to condone but easy to explain: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/12930666.cms 2. Mumbai railways set to split from national body; World Bank funds to help: http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_mumbai-railways-set-to-split-from-national-body_1682417 3. World Bank estimate, 15 per cent of India’s population is affected with a disability.: http://expressbuzz.com/education/Factors-that-dog-instructors/386380.html 4. Briefly Business: UN chief discusses MDG with India Inc: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/briefly-business-un-chief-discusses-mdg-with-india-inc/942902/ 5. Remittances to... Continue Reading →

Climate Change Issues in India

1. Equity, global climate policy and climate negotiations: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/12930722.cms 2. India to pump in Rs 2 lakh cr in 12th Plan to save climate: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/12929919.cms 3. Danger ahead: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/12924510.cms 4. Green market slide worries Indian companies - Global demand for carbon credits, especially in Europe for economic reasons, has been declining since 2010: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/green-market-slide-worries-indian-companies/472974/ 5. Preparing for biodiversity summit: http://www.mydigitalfc.com/op-ed/preparing-biodiversity-summit-602

Nuclear Issues in India – Updates 30 April 2012

1. NPC completes formalities to open reactor pressure vessel. Hopes to begin generation by June or early July: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/npc-completes-formalities-to-open-reactor-pressure-vessel/472986/ 2. Demonstration against filing of cases - Members of Coastal People's Federation staging a demonstration in Tuticorin on Sunday: http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article3367566.ece 3. India, Japan to hold economic dialogue, discuss n-deal: http://www.newkerala.com/news/newsplus/worldnews-12880.html 4. An act of atonement: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/article3366215.ece 5. Indo-US nuke deal my proudest moment, says Condi Rice: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/indous-nuke-deal-my-proudest-moment-says-condi-rice/943158/ 6. 'Pak... Continue Reading →

SEZ and Land Issues – Updates 30 April 2012

1. State should change its policies on SEZ: Somnath - Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee said the state should change its policies regarding special economic zones (SEZs) and reconsider certain cases in the interest of the state. Link: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/state-should-change-its-policies-on-sez-somnath/943037/ 2. PM aide Nair rubbishes allegations of being involved in Bangalore land scam - http://www.newkerala.com/news/newsplus/worldnews-13081.html 3. Now, cops blame industry for... Continue Reading →


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