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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

Sitaram Yechury

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.

Das capitalism

The worldwide rage against corporate greed doesn’t point to faults in a system, but to a faulty system that drives the concept of profit maximisation at any cost. Sitaram Yechury writes.

Shelter from the storm

India won’t be spared the effects of the ongoing global economic crisis. For the sake of our people, the UPA should change tack, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Wholesale sell-out

The UPA must reverse its decision on FDI, allow a discussion on the topic and make the best use of the winter session of Parliament. Sitaram Yechury writes.

India Cinemascope

Hindi cinema was once infused by the talent of artists who gave expression to the nation’s social consciousness. We must continue to nurture such artists. Sitaram Yechury writes.

The living's not easy

The PM's New Year's speech was contradictory. To improve people's livelihood security, the UPA must reverse the trajectory of its economic policies, writes Sitaram Yechury.
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