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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Stories to read over the weekend

At one time these pale rooms of the Delhi commission for women looked like sleepy corners of officialdom; they are now best described as a bustling sarkari office. The woman who transformed this moribund organisation hardly looks like a powerful leader. Dressed in casual blue jeans and loose deni

Tata Trusts, PFA to build state-of-the-art veterinary hospital

Tata Trusts and People For Animals (PFA) announced their collaboration to build a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty veterinary hospital and emergency clinic at Navi Mumbai to serve the needs of all domestic and farm animals at affordable rates.   The hospital will be built in Kala

The shot just got smarter

A long queue of women, infants in their arms, extends outside the immunisation room at the community health centre (CHC) in Bhangel village, Noida, a pink double-storey building beside a bustling market. Unmindful of the chit-chatting and baby babble, Mariamma Samuel, an auxiliary nurse-cum-midwi

Do you think fugitive industrialist Vijay Mallya will be extradited from Britain to India?

Do you think fugitive industrialist Vijay Mallya will be extradited from Britain to India?

Reform first, privatise later: Bibek Debroy to railways

Before privatisation and corporatisation, the Indian Railways need to undertake major reforms including commercial accounting, decentralisation and human resource among others, said Bibek Debroy, economist and member, NITI Aayog at Railways Reforms and Governance Conclave organised by Governance Now on Fri

NTPC plans for 32 GW installed capacity via renewable sources

NTPC Ltd has raised Rs 2,000 crore through green masala bonds in overseas market under its $4 billion medium term note programme, union minister Piyush Goyal informed the Lok Sabha. The proceeds of these bonds will be used for financing renewable energy projects in accordance with applicable

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