The Telegraph Rural Bengal’s puzzle
There is a long-standing belief in West Bengal that agrarian reforms — which began with Operation Barga in the late
'70s — have raised agricultural productivity and rural incomes.
Are the villages producing more and consuming less? By OMKAR
too were patriots Sixty
two years after Indians began the movement that ultimately expelled the British, few remember that August 9 was the day when Mahatma Gandhi ignited a whole nation with three short Hindi words -- Karo Ya
Maro. A tribute to unsung patriots by ARCHANA MASIH
the waiting-room of history
Dipesh Chakrabarty's book 'Provincialising Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference' is not only an unusually sustained and nuanced argument against European ideas of modernity, but also an elegy for, and subtle critique of, his own intellectual formation and inheritance as a Bengali.
By AMIT CHAUDHURI
India Together PDS
Reform: Another step for the better
Ration shopkeepers wont divulge their records, Food Department officials wont file complaints, and the police wont act on their own or accept complaints from the public. Is the cycle of corruption complete? A public hearing in Delhi shows there may still be some options.
VARUPI JAIN reports on the latest from the NGO Parivartan.
Times of India Everybody
loves farm suicides
Remember the book 'Everybody Loves a Drought', exposing how many vested interests benefit from drought relief? We need another book titled
'Everybody Loves Farm Suicides', says SWAMINATHAN ANKLESARIA