HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

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.

There's space for all

Fifty years after Yuri Gagarin's flight, we know very little about the universe. Nations must collaborate to improve our understanding of the outer world and our lives. Sitaram Yechury writes.

Delusions as visions

India, as we know it today, is an outcome of the battle among three ideologies. The same battle
is being fought in Bengal too. Sitaram Yechury writes.

In a class apart

Despite the recent debacle in the assembly elections, the Left still has an important role to play in the creation of a better India, writes Sitaram Yechury.

It’s two steps back

The UPA 2 is implementing neo-liberal economic reforms and promoting crony capitalism. This goes against the UPA’s professed concern for the aam aadmiSitaram Yechury writes.

Life of contradictions

An anti-corruption law alone will not solve the problem. To win this battle conclusively, we need to erase the social and economic inequalities that exist today. Sitaram Yechury writes.

Poor economics

The neo-liberal policies that the 1991 budget unleashed have led to the impoverishment of many Indians. The Gen Next reforms will only worsen the situation, writes Sitaram Yechury.
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