The Mars Mission Moves out of Earth’s Gravity

      People’s Democracy   (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXXVII No. 49 December 08, 2013   JUST past midnight of November 30, India’s Mars Orbiter or Mangalyaan left earth’s gravitational pull for its ten-month long journey to Mars. This happened after a series of orbit raising manoeuvres undertaken … Read more

SENATE CLEARANCE FOR INDO-US NUCLEAR DEAL, Little To Cheer About

  People’s Democracy   (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXXNo. 48November 26, 2006   THE passing in the Senate of the Indo-US Nuclear Deal has been hailed by the Indian media as a “big victory”, without even a cursory mention that it is the identical Bill that Manmohan Singh in … Read more

Breaking the US Control over the Internet

      People’s Democracy   (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXXVII No. 44 November 03, 2013   THE NSA skeletons keep tumbling out of the cupboard. Not only were the Brazilian and Mexican Presidents Dilma Roussef’s and Felipe Calderón’s – emails and phones hacked, NSA had targeted the French … Read more

Revisiting Global Internet Governance in the Light of NSA

    People’s Democracy   (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXXVII No. 41 October 13, 2013   THE internet governance is back in the news with Snowden’s NSA revelations and the US government’s blatant violations of its “stewardship” of the internet. Bruce Schneier, one of the leading cyber security experts … Read more

Lebanon And Gaza: The Myth Of Israel’s Self Defence

  People’s Democracy   (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXXNo. 34August 20, 2006   THE Israeli and the western media has built the myth that the attacks on Gaza and later on the Lebanese population are a response by Israel to their one soldier being kidnapped by the Hamas on … Read more

Chidambaram’s 74 Per Cent Argument

      People’s Democracy   (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXVIIINo. 30July 25, 2004 THE finance minister, P Chidambaram has proposed that the FDI caps for Insurance, Civil Aviation and Telecom be raised to 49 per cent for the first two and 74 per cent for the telecom sector. … Read more

From Self-reliance to Reliance Is the Govt’s New Motto

    People’s Democracy   (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXXVII No. 27 July 07, 2013 DOUBLING OF GAS PRICE   THE Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has decided that from March 2014, the price of gas will double – it will rise from $4.2 per MMBTU to $8.40! … Read more

Rural Teledensity, ADC And Maran’s Flat Rate For Long Distance Calls

      People’s Democracy   (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXIXNo. 26June 26, 2005   THE telecom scenario is currently seeing two policy changes that could mean worsening of the already poor rural teledensity figures. The gap between the urban and rural areas is widening rapidly; while teledensity is … Read more

Final Amendments To The Patents Act And Our Critics-II

      People’s Democracy     (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXIXNo. 20May 15, 2005     IN all the examples given in Part I of the article (PD May 02-08, 2005), if the Left had referred this matter to the Joint Select Committee of the Parliament, 2002 Act with … Read more

Final Amendments to the Patents Act and Our Critics

      People’s Democracy     (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXIXNo. 19May 08, 2005      IN an earlier PD article, we had noted that some of the International NGOs such as Oxfam and MSF had made uninformed criticism of the Left intervention in the Amended Patents Act … Read more

The Union Budget And Alternative Transport Policies

    People’s Democracy     (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXIXNo. 09February 27, 2005    BEFORE the budget, there is the recurring refrain that the only way forward lies in lowering taxes and stimulating” growth. If the neo-liberal economists are to be believed, the Left, in asking for higher … Read more

Privatisation of the Electricity Sector and Its Repercussions

    People’s Democracy   (Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vol. XXXVIII No. 06 February 09, 2014   THE decision of Arvind Kejriwal’s government in Delhi to have the accounts of the three distribution companies (discoms) subjected to a CAG audit has had immediate repercussions. The three discoms are moving the courts against … Read more