Narendra Modi
UN General Assembly and Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Voices and visions

Vijay Prashad talks about the speech by Colombian President Gustavo Petro at the UN General Assembly and the recent meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Samarkand

Will the Samarkand spirit revive the word ‘mutual’ in world affairs?

The keyword in the Samarkand Declaration seemed to be “mutual”: mutual respect, mutual trust, mutual consultation, and mutual benefit. It harks back to the Bandung Spirit with an emphasis on sovereignty and equality

India-China border The big picture of India-China disengagement in Ladakh

Broadly, a consensus reached at the 16th round of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting on July 17 has since been fleshed out by the two sides, and the actual disengagement commenced on last Thursday

When market fundamentalism overcomes common sense: Myth of electricity markets

The so-called electricity markets were created to help private capital, not people. It is time we wound up these bogus markets and returned public services to people, to be run cooperatively for their benefit

Who benefits from I2U2?

The meeting of the leaders of the US, Israel, India and the UAE – what has been called the West Asian Quad – primarily serves to benefit Israel’s agenda in the region

Teesta Setalvad arrest Protesters condemn arrest of prominent Indian activist Teesta Setalvad 

Teesta Setalvad was arrested on July 25 on a host of charges, including forgery and criminal conspiracy. She had spent the last 20 years fighting for justice for the victims of the 2002 Gujarat anti-Muslim riots

Mapping Faultlines: Springtime for BRICS?

In this episode, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent BRICS summit and the relevance of the bloc in the context of the Russia-Ukraine war and geopolitical developments

Quad in West Asia Why India must decouple from I2U2

A subaltern role to serve US and Israeli interests cannot enhance India’s prestige in West Asia where, as it is, Modi government is perceived as an Islamophobic regime backed by religious fanatics

Corporate profits during pandemic India Record profits boost India’s corporate sector

This is in contrast to estimated 84% of Indian families reporting decline in their earnings due to pandemic-related lockdowns and restrictions

Ominous economic distress in India: No buying power, no jobs, rising prices

The government is ignoring people’s distress and the worsening crisis – and it has no solutions

Modi at 8 years: BJP talks of ‘welfare’ and ‘service’…

…… to counter the increasing discontent with joblessness and price rise, and the Indian government’s inability to deal with them

India has a key role to play in a possible new world order

For India and other countries in the Global South, this moment offers challenges and provides glimpses of a possibility of a new world