We Have No Right To Be Surprised

What’s said about sausage and journalism must also be true of foreign policy: that if you knew how it was produced, you wouldn’t want to consume it. I’m certainly disgusted and alarmed to… Continue reading

The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

Elaine Graham-Leigh lives in London, UK, where she divides her time between writing and political activism, particularly on climate change. She has recently started writing short speculative fiction and has a story forthcoming… Continue reading

‘Must not see Land Acquisition in isolation from larger Agrarian Question’ -S P Shukla

S.P. Shukla, Former Member of Planning Commission, India, discusses the land acquisition policies and ways of various State governments in the country. He argues for a comprehensive Land Use Policy document to be… Continue reading

बुक ऑव ख़ालिद और अरब का आज

चन्दन श्रीवास्तव  http://www.im4change.org से जुड़े हैं. उनके आलेख समय-समय पर पत्र-पत्रिकाओं में छपते रहते हैं. चन्दन से chandan@csds.in पर संपर्क किया जा सकता है. संस्कृति का शायद ही कोई पाठ हो जो आज युद्ध के… Continue reading

Are Palestinian Children Less Worthy?

Although Palestinian children endure lives of suffering, Obama’s love for their Israeli counterparts knows no limit. What is it about Jewish and Arab children that privileges the first and spurns the second in… Continue reading

Big Mummy of All Welfare Schemes

The hungry can wait. India to create a National Food Security Commission. To be followed up at the State-level. More cushy jobs in the name of poor and hungry.  It is being projected as… Continue reading

Peak oil and the Fall of the Soviet Union: Lessons on the 20th Anniversary of the Collapse

Douglas B. Reynolds is associate professor of oil and energy economics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and is the graduate director of the Masters of Science program in Natural Resource and… Continue reading

Reporting in China

Melissa Chan is Al Jazeera’s correspondent based in China. She covered the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province that killed at least 68,000 people. In 2009, she covered the… Continue reading

Post-Osama Indo-Pak tension

After the killing of world’s most wanted terrorist and leader of Al-Qaida, Osama Bin Laden (OBL) in Abbotabad, in a surgical operation carried out by the USA navy’s special SEAL commandoes, Indian hawks… Continue reading

Sound of the master key

“There was an extreme religiosity with which he would fill in the spaces and mukhdasin bhajans in his own spiritual expressions of music — the bhakti in a devout namazi so naturally ingrained.”… Continue reading

Sycophancy, thy name is Congress

While Rajiv Gandhi’s widow Sonia Gandhi and their son Rahul Gandhi talk of “austerity” when it suits them, nearly a dozen Union ministries and a couple of State governments have released tens of… Continue reading