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  1. Capitalism = Rising Inequalities

    Praful Bidwai
    28 May 2014
    Article

    It’s a sign of the pathology of much of India’s mainstream media that it displays the rise of the speculative-trader-industrialist Hinduja brothers to the top of Britain’s (not India’s) billionaire list on the front page, as many papers did on May 12, while blacking out the shamefully persistent phenomena of grinding poverty and rapidly growing income inequalities in this country.

  2. How rising inequality threatens our democracy

    Praful Bidwai, How rising inequality threatens our democracy
    11 February 2014
    Article

    India is becoming an increasingly inequitable, “rich-take-all”, pathological, society marked by exclusion and immobility, where an individual’s circumstances of birth, and class and caste privileges, matter more than his/her effort.

  3. Corrective to Dominant Discourse on Growth and Development

    Achin Vanaik
    08 January 2013
    Article

    Bookreview of Growth, Inequality and Social Development in India: Is Inclusive Growth Possible?

  4. ‘Respect Gandhi If You Will, Don’t Sentimentalise Him’

    Praful Bidwai
    05 December 2012
    Article

    The Indian Ideology, is a scathing critique of the dominant celebratory discourse of the Idea of India, or the lionising of the democratic stability, multi-cultural unity and impartial secularity of the Indian state as a miracle. In an e-mail interview with columnist and writer Praful Bidwai, Anderson discusses his book at length.

  5. Future Perspectives for the Mainstream Indian Left

    Achin Vanaik
    23 October 2012
    Article

    After the last 2009 elections the parliamentary left has clearly suffered so serious a defeat that it would not be out of place to describe the current situation as one of crisis.  How does this mainstream left seek to revive itself?

  6. The growing crisis of credibility of the Indian media

    Praful Bidwai
    28 April 2011
    Article

    Despite massive growth in the Indian media industry, the lack of quality and diversity shows an increasing disconnect with the real lives of people in the country and the most important issues they face.

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    Physician, first heal thyself

    Praful Bidwai
    01 June 2010
    Article

    One of the greatest failures of governance in India lies in appalling poor regulation of entrepreneur activities in the public interest.

  8. Indian United Progressive Alliance: Time to change course

    Praful Bidwai
    20 May 2010
    Article

    The Indian government must give up its neo-liberal polices and obsession with GDP growth and shift its ideological centre of gravity leftwards.

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    Force won’t end Naxal problem

    Praful Bidwai
    29 April 2010
    Article

    The only sensible approach is to treat violent acts by the Naxalites as crimes, bring them to book through legal processes, and to launch a huge development programme, based on improved governance, which creates rights to food, water, work, healthcare and education.

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    Receding Right

    Praful Bidwai
    15 April 2010
    Article

    India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is in decline, its ideology is in retreat and it is unable to enthuse the Hindu middle class. Now is the time to reassert secularism.

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    BJP: new composition, same stand by

    Praful Bidwai
    27 March 2010
    Article

    Is India’s conservative Bharatiya Janata Party obsessed with proving itself the sectarian, confrontationist oddball of Indian politics?

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    Back to basics

    Praful Bidwai
    30 June 2009
    Article
    The Left can recover from its rout only through radical rethinking and mass mobilisation on working people’s gut-level issues
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    Reading the verdict

    Praful Bidwai
    02 June 2009
    Article
    The Indian electorate has delivered its judgment on parties - the BJP has been punished for its divisiveness, the Congress rewarded for inclusiveness, and the Left told it must correct course
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    Aam Aadmi please, not India Inc

    Praful Bidwai
    23 May 2009
    Article
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    Binayak case puts democracy on trial

    Praful Bidwai
    19 May 2009
    Article

    India has never before witnessed such mobilisation of international and national support for a person imprisoned within its borders. Twentytwo Nobel laureates from different countries have issued spirited statements of protest against the continued detention of Dr Binayak Sen, a public health activist and civil liberties defender.

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    Isolating the BJP

    Praful Bidwai
    06 May 2009
    Article
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    BJP succumbs to Moditva

    Praful Bidwai
    02 May 2009
    Article
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    »Indien ist nach rechts gerückt«

    Achin Vanaik, Interview von Gerhard Klas
    29 April 2009
    Article
    Koalition unter Führung der Kongreß-Partei oder unter der rechtsgerichteten Hindu-Partei BJP – wirtschaftspolitisch ist es egal, wer bei den Wahlen gewinnt. Ein Gespräch mit Achin Vanaik
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    Wayward trends

    Praful Bidwai
    08 April 2009
    Article

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