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A friend in Tehran tells me that he marvels at the attitude of the United States ruling establishment towards Iran. ‘Why do they hate us so much’, he asks? It is a fair question. His country, he says, is not perfect, but it is certainly not a threat to the world. The current government – led by Hassan Rouhani (Iran&rsquo... read more

Incredible as it may seem, the union government of India provides a pension to the elderly which amounts to an absurd sum of Rs 200 each per month, and even for accessing this the beneficiary must belong to the BPL population which, as is well-known, is notoriously underestimated. True, the state governments add something to this amount, ... read more

Mr. Mohan Bhagwat’s three-day lecture outreach to dress up the RSS with a modern, inclusive and liberal image is an exercise displaying its characteristic duplicity.  This is akin to its attempt (familiar to my generation) to lure youth to join its `shakhas’ through `vyayamshalas’ (body building clubs).... read more

Ayushman Bharat 

2018-09-29

THE fraudulence of the claim made by the Modi government with regard to the “Ayushman Bharat” scheme launched recently surpasses all its previous efforts. This is hardly surprising for a government for which what matters is not what it actually does but how it creates perceptions about what it is doing...... read more

For India
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2018-09-14

THE journey to becoming a subordinate ally of the United States has reached a decisive stage.
The first two-plus-two ministerial dialogue comprising the foreign and defence ministers of the United States and India, held on September 6, has given the India-US strategic alliance an institutional character. ..... read more

A FANTASTIC scene is being enacted in the country. The rupee is sliding down, and is now considered the weakest of all the currencies of the “newly-emerging countries”. Because of this, the rupee price of imports, particularly oil, is rising everyday (over and beyond the trends in the world crude oil market)... ... read more

WHAT we are witnessing today is an assault on higher education the like of which we have not seen since independence. This assault must be defeated if our country is to retain a degree of creativity and independence of thought and not slip back into a state of complete intellectual parasitism upon the advanced capitalist countries, remini... read more

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