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Ahead of India’s second wave, did warnings go unheeded?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkaystha talks about the recent New York Times report which examines the Indian scientific establishment’s approach ahead of the second wave of the COVID-19. The report suggests that health preparations suffered due to politics

Bringing the state closer to people: 25 years of Kerala’s ‘People’s Plan’

This year marked the 25th anniversary of Kerala’s iconic People’s Plan Campaign, which institutionalized community participation in decision-making at the local administrative level

One year of farm laws; here’s how protests unfolded

The three farm Bills were passed in Lok Sabha on September 17, 2020 , termed as ‘Black Day’ by farmers. In 10 days, these got Presidential assent.

At a massive rally, India’s farmers plan to intensify struggle

Around 500,000 farmers attended the rally. The farmers’ umbrella organization, Samyukt Kisan Morcha, organized the mass gathering, which was aimed at giving the nine-month-long farmers’ movement a new direction

The long shadow of hunger in India

From tribal communities in the forests to daily wage workers in the metros, hunger afflicted millions of Indians throughout the last year. Meanwhile, the central government had massive stocks of grain

Looking back at India-US nuclear deal

The India-US civil nuclear deal yielded not an iota of power in the twelve years since it was signed. It only served to reduce India to a subordinate ally of the US

Real independence would mean people getting their purchasing power back: Prabhat Patnaik

Noted economist Prabhat Patnaik and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about state of India’s economy on the 75th anniversary and the government’s insistence on sticking to fiscal deficits at the cost of spending

Fishworkers in India rally against pro-corporate fisheries bill

The draft Indian Marine Fisheries Bill, 2021, has stirred up a wide protest among the fisher community across the country who say it will affect traditional forms of the occupation

Workers strike India Indefinite hunger strike by workers at Talema Electronics plant in Tamil Naidu, India

The protesting workers have complained that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has been used by the administration as a pretext to delay wage revision

Counting the uncounted COVID-19 deaths in India

In part two of this discussion between Professor Christophe Z Guilmoto and Indranil Mukhopadhyay, they discuss how India grossly underreported deaths from COVID-19

Working class and farmers unite against regressive government policies in India

The protesters called for the roll back of the controversial farm laws and labor codes as well as the strengthening of public health infrastructure.

Protests in the Indian capital following the rape and murder of a minor 

After a nine-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped, killed, and forcibly cremated in southwestern Delhi on August 1, ensuing protests forced the police to detain the accused Hindu priest along with three associates

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