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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

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.

Collateral damage

The latest round of the global economic crisis is capitalism saving itself by placing unprecedented burdens on the poor and needy. Sitaram Yechury writes.

State as the saviour

Crony capitalism is the fountainhead of corruption. To curb it, we must institute a strong and effective lokpal and simultaneously implement a package of measures. Sitaram Yechury writes.

Still at square one

The US-led war against terror was founded on the need to control oil resources and generate profits. No wonder even 10 years after 9/11, the world is still an unsafe place. Sitaram Yechury writes.

Going on a farce

The BJP is marred by a dismal track record. Instead of going on fasts or rath yatras, its leadership must do some soul-searching. Sitaram Yechury writes.

Mahatma smriti

Despite his many contradictions, Mohandas Gandhi's life and death provide us with the best reasons to strengthen a secular India. Sitaram Yechury writes.
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