Category Archive: Economy

Contested Waters, Shrinking Livelihoods: Critical Issues in Trans-boundary River Sharing in South Asia

Whether the waters in South Asia can be characterized by ‘shared commonalities’ or whether transnational consensus must precede localized or unilateral policy interventions do not constitute the primary axis of the debate. The developmental discourse in this regard seems to have perpetuity, at least in terms of policy mindsets, which transcends boundaries and reduces the issue to usage of water for so-called ‘national’ purposes and considers the deleterious effects as being the sine qua non of development. Additionally, policy interventions in water are paradigmatically ‘statist’, ‘top-bottom’ and non-participatory having scant regard for complex issues such as loss of culture and livelihoods.


हिंसक अमेरिकी संस्कृति

ओरेगॉन की घटना से कुछ ही दिन पहले राष्ट्रपति ओबामा संयुक्त राष्ट्र में कह रहे थे कि अमेरिका अकेले दुनिया की समस्याओं को हल नहीं कर सकता है. यह उनकी सीमा के बोध की अभिव्यक्ति नहीं थी, बल्कि एक लापरवाह अहंकार था. दशकों से दुनिया कह रही है कि समस्याओं का समाधान बहुत हद तक सिर्फ़ इस बात से हो जाएगा कि अमेरिका सबके फटे में नाक घुसाना बंद कर दे. यही उपाय उसकी आंतरिक परेशानियों का भी हल है. उसकी हिंसक और संवेदनहीन जीवन और राजनीति का भयावह परिणाम विश्व भी भुगत रहा है और उसका अपना समाज भी.

Indo-Africa Summit: Revival of diplomatic legacy

If the short-term future lies with the Asia; long-term growth and development is bound to depend on the African continent. This potential region has the capacity to support the juggernaut of Asian progress. India, having this context into consideration, rightly made a move to extend cooperation toward Africa through the Indo-Africa Forum, a well thought-out program and diplomatic move, to establish better understanding with the second most populous region on this planet.

बिहार का व्यवस्थित शोषण

प्रधानमंत्री को अगर बिहार की जरूरत का अहसास होता, तो वे सवा लाख करोड़ की जगह पांच लाख करोड़ के पैकेज की घोषणा करते. अगर प्रधानमंत्री बिहार के सच का सामना नहीं करना चाहते हैं और समुचित कदम उठाने में हिचक रहे हैं, तो उनकी सोच और समझ पर गंभीर सवाल खड़े होते हैं. जरूरत इस बात की है कि बिहार के दोहन का सिलसिला रूके और उसका उचित हिस्सा राज्य को दिया जाए.


Though going by the reality that may remain a distant hope always, the figures provided by the SECC 2011 has really opened up the debate on the relevance of mainstream growth and development models among thinking minds. At some point or the other, a demand for people oriented development will rise, and if the government does not pay any attention to it now probably a time will come when it will be compelled to.

A Different World is Possible : Jeremy Corbyn

Socialism DOES Work

Can India turn around the sad story into a happy one?

To turn the story of the nation and her people from the sad one to a happy one will require fundamental structural and policy changes where the last man is receiving attention and benefits and does not remain perennially on the receiving end.

Govt must stop asbestos import from Russia, Kazakhstan & other countries

While asbestos mining is technically banned in the country, in a shocking case of inconsistency India continues to import asbestos from asbestos producing countries like Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Zimbabwe.

An open letter to Barrack Obama

As the Democratic Party President of the United States, the mother of all democracies on the Earth, did you ever ask your Indian and American colleagues why the whole discussion, decision-making and the signing of the MOU was kept a secret and not shared with the people of India or the United States?

in Europe there are no owners and guests : Alexis Tsipras

For six months now, the Greek government has been waging a battle in conditions of unprecedented economic suffocation to implement the mandate you gave us on January 25.

Shifting people from Bharat to India.

Mohan Guruswamy is Chairman and founder of Centre for Policy Alternatives, New Delhi, India. He has over three decades of experience in government, industry and academia. He can be contacted at mohanguru[at] In… Continue reading