India

BJP: new composition, same stand by

English
Suites: 
Public Alternatives
Article type: 
Article
Body: 

Take the shenanigans of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. A Special Investigation Team appointed by the Supreme Court to probe the 2002 Gujarat pogrom summoned him to question him about his role in the killings. Many questions had been raised about his role by former Gujarat Director General of Police RB Sreekumar, countless victims, independent inquiries, and sting-operation disclosures by... Read more

Thumbnail image: 
Slider image: 
Regions: 

The great nuclear folly

English
Collection: 
Renewables
Energy Democracy
Suites: 
Agrarian & Environmental Justice
Article type: 
Article
Body: 

Many Indian governments have pushed some anti-democratic or unconscionable laws and policies. In 1984-85, Rajiv Gandhi blundered on the Shah Bano case and opened the Babri Masjid's gates to Hindu communalists, eventually catapulting them into power. In 1998, the BJP conducted nuclear tests and tried to rewrite the constitution. The first United Progressive Alliance government sought the US... Read more

Thumbnail image: 
Slider image: 
Regions: 

Equity: the unaddressed agenda

English
Article type: 
Article
Body: 

Indian economists and policy makers have debated the relationship between GDP growth, poverty and inequality right since Dandekar and Rath published their landmark study of poverty in India in 1971, outlining its structural (and persistent) character. A rich, robust and extremely contentious debate has emerged on the extent, causes and measures of and remedies for India’s poverty. The debate... Read more

Thumbnail image: 
Slider image: 
Regions: 

Message from Tamil Nadu

Collection: 
Water Justice
English
Suites: 
Water Justice
Article type: 
Multi-media
Body: 

Mr. Vibhu Nayar, I.A.S and the Change management team in Tamil Nadu, India produced this video message (15 mins) to the participants of the Reclaiming Public Water Global seminar in Brussels (1-3 February 2010).... Read more

Thumbnail image: 
Slider image: 
Regions: 

Water provision in Tamil Nadu

Collection: 
Water Justice
English
Suites: 
Water Justice
Article type: 
Multi-media
Body: 

Interview with S.Manoharan by Anil Naidoo S.Manoharan, water engineer from Tamil Nadu, India participated in the Reclaiming Public Water global strategy meeting (1-3 February 2010) in Brussels. He is one of the leading engineers that came together to form the Change Management Group in 2004 and has worked with community members to restore traditional water sources and improve water provisions... Read more

Thumbnail image: 
Slider image: 
Regions: 

High stakes India-Pakistan talks start slowly

English
Suites: 
War & Pacification
Subtitle: 
Achin Vanaik on India-Pakistan talks
Article type: 
In the media
Body: 

NEW DELHI—Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has staked his government's standing on a bid for peace with Pakistan, but their first formal meeting in more than 14 months showed the two countries still don't agree what is the most pressing issue to discuss.... Read more

Thumbnail image: 
Slider image: 
Regions: 

Engaging Pakistan

English
Suites: 
War & Pacification
Article type: 
Article
Body: 

As New Delhi and Islamabad prepare to resume their bilateral dialogue, India’s policy towards its western neighbourhood faces an unprecedented challenge. How India crafts its response to the complex and rapidly changing situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan will influence to a major extent the fate of one of the most volatile regions of the world, indeed a part of the crucible in which global... Read more

Thumbnail image: 
Slider image: 
Regions: 

Need-based development in a free, just society: the lasting legacy of Mahatma Gandhi

English
Collection: 
Just Solutions
Just Solutions
Article type: 
Article
Body: 

Hind Swaraj is an extraordinary tour de force of ideas, which tries to invest the concept of independence for an India freed from the burden and ignominy of colonial rule with an emancipatory social content and a grand vision. That vision is not that of a mighty nation in the mould of the Great Powers of a century ago: the established mega-Empire of that time, indeed of all time, on which “the... Read more

Thumbnail image: 
Slider image: 
Regions: 

Imperative to resume India-Pakistan dialogue

English
Suites: 
War & Pacification
Article type: 
Article
Body: 

Does India have a coherent policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan, which have major implications for its security? Going by recent developments, the honest answer is no. India is repeatedly losing opportunities to help stabilise this critical part of its neighbourhood.The Istanbul and London Conferences on Afghanistan showed India’s marginalisation. All the major players want a deal with the... Read more

Thumbnail image: 
Slider image: 

A pragmatic ruler

English
Article type: 
Article
Body: 

Jyoti Basu’s death after a 70-year-long career in politics marks the end of a journey that spanned four different transitions. There was, first, the great epochal change from the stifled and anaemic politics of the colonial period, with its competition based on a limited electorate, to Independence and the early phase of political rule-setting and institution-building, to the crystallisation of... Read more

Thumbnail image: 
Slider image: 
Regions: 

Pages