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HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014

Sitaram Yechury

Darkness at noon

As the two Indias continue to hurtle in opposite directions, one feeding off the other, State intervention to rescue our poor is the need of the hour, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Something rotten

The developed world led by America is openly playing politics with climate change. It’s our duty not to give in, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Read the symptoms

An economic boom will not ensure better health for the people. The government needs to invest heavily to fix our healthcare system, writes Sitaram Yechury.

An unequal burden

While the rich are getting richer, the common man is facing rising prices thanks to speculation and official hikes. This will lead to social tensions, writes Sitaram Yechury.

The poisoned chalice

The government can’t be allowed to undervalue human life. Both the Bhopal gas verdict and the Nuclear Liability Bill must be reconsidered, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Rework the agenda

Socialism has often been used to mask the growth of capitalism in India. But instead of removing socialism from the Constitution, let’s make the directive principles of State policy mandatory, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Put people first

Our modern republic is founded on secular democracy, federalism, social justice and economic self-reliance. Where do we stand today on each one of these foundational pillars? Sitaram Yechury asks.

Let’s keep the score

If the world wants to realise the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, we need a new policy trajectory for most countries, writes Sitaram Yechury.

No cheers for this one

India's position in the world lies in its intrinsic internal strength. We will end up weakening ourselves if we become a subordinate ally of the US, writes Sitaram Yechury.

It’s pay back time

The government’s task does not end with probing scams. The monies looted must be diverted to promote the welfare of the common man. Sitaram Yechury writes.

Back to housekeeping

Disrupting Parliament proceedings allows the government of the day to escape accountability. That is why it is essential to break this logjam, writes Sitaram Yechury

Crossing the Nile

West Asia has been propped up for decades by regimes beholden to the US. The people are now reclaiming their own countries, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Governing by wealth

The UPA is cutting subsidies for the poor and giving concessions to the rich. This policy direction is weakening India’s economic fundamentals. Sitaram Yechury writes.

More fuel to the fire

India must work to stop the military aggression in the Arab world because the citizens of Islamic countries have the right to decide their future. Sitaram Yechury writes.

A mass movement

Census 2011 highlights the wide discrepancies that exist within India. It's imperative that such data be used to drive policies. Sitaram Yechury writes.
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