Replug: Stories you might have missed from the week gone by

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

 

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A poem that gives a perspective on Indian Muslims

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Demonetisation posed a new challenge to growth: IMF

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The Nirbhaya of Naliya: a gang-rape in Gujarat involving BJP leaders

  The “Forum of Concerned Citizens for Naliya Incident” sent a fact-finding team to Kutch on February 20. The members of the team were Dineshbhai Sanghvi, Meenakshi Joshi, Balendra Vaghela, Dr Jharna Pathak and advocate Shabana Mansuri. Based on their report, the Forum ha

A blotch of saffron on Indian universities

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