GN Bureau | April 24, 2015
Here are five special stories you must read this weekend:
In conversation with Arundhati Roy
“Good days have definitely come for the rich,” says writer Arundhati Roy in an exclusive interview with Governance Now on the sidelines of the 10th annual Cinema of Resistance film festival. READ full interview here
No Peepli Live: this Nattha could not be saved
The insensitivity of the political class wrapped in the absurdity of power was on full display on Wednesday afternoon. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after the death of the farmer said, “We kept asking the police to bring him down. Police may not be in our control but at least there should be a semblance of humanity among them. READ full article here
Net Neutrality: Let India decide on the future of internet
Network neutrality is all about keeping the internet free and open from the clutches of telecom operators/carriers. The government is expected to finalise a policy on net neutrality in a month’s time. When it actually does, it must keep in mind a few things to protect consumers’ interest and innovation. READ full article here
Sitaram Yechury’s time starts now
The decline of the Left in India, in a way, is predictable. After a series of communist regimes – notably the USSR – toppled in the late 1980s and the pro-market approach became the default mode of economic policy in the developing world, the Left was marginalized.Can CPM learn from AAP and revive itself by going to masses? READ full article here
How not to prepare a development plan
The Mumbai Development Plan 2034 was another black hole that showed yet again how deep the rot runs within BMC. Now, it’s time for citizen groups to make their own plan. READ full article here
While the centre has encouraged drug stores that sell generics (as opposed to branded medicines) under the Jan Aushadhi scheme, states have obtained mixed results in the implementation. In Andhra Pradesh, for instance, there are few stores selling generics, but they are unique in that they are run by all-w
A top Reserve Bank of India official had waved the red flag, a year back, regarding the SWIFT messaging system. SWIFT was used in a fraud amounting to Rs 11,000 crore at a Punjab National Bank branch that benefited billionaire diamond jeweler Nirav Modi. Former RBI deputy gover
Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash’s claim that he was manhandled by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lawmakers in the presence of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has kicked up a storm. Here is what transpired on Monday night and the events that unfolded through Tuesday.
Is banks` messaging system SWIFT secure enough?
Diagnosing what ails India’s governance, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar used to name three units or offices that are so corrupted that they are beyond redemption: village patwaris, police station darogas and Railways ticket collectors. In his stint as executive head of Bihar, he seems to have incl
Could RTI have saved banks from scams?