বর্তমানের বাম রাজনীতির বিভিন্ন বিতর্কের অবতারণা করা হয়েছে এই প্রবন্ধে। 'দেশকাল ভাবনা' পত্রিকার বইমেলা ২০১৩ বিশেষ সংখ্যায় প্রকাশিত হয় এই প্রবন্ধটি।
One of the features of the current Saradha scam which is distinct from other such scams like the Sanchayita, in West Bengal, is that majority of the people who deposited money in Saradha are rural poor people. Why did rural poor people keep their money in fraudulent companies like Saradha and not in small savings schemes of the government? This is a very important question which needs to be looked at to pin point the role of the central government and state governments in facilitating the activities of companies like Saradha.
Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, and inspiration to millions of left supporters and poor people in the world died of cancer today. This is my personal tribute to a great revolutionary.
The pursuance of neo-liberal ideology has run out of policy options to take the Indian economy out of the current crisis. That is the message of this year's union budget.
What the barrage of criticisms of the central government from across the political spectrum - over the mega corruption scandals and relentless price rise - could not achieve in the past couple of years, was accomplished by a couple of adverse reports in the western media. Time magazine’s description of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the “underachiever” who was "unwilling to stick his neck out on reforms” made him sit up and show that he was after all not “asleep at the wheel”.
সোভিয়েত রাশিয়ার পতনের পরের কুড়ি বছর পরে দেখা যাচ্ছে দুনিয়া জুড়ে মানুষের আন্দোলন পুঁজিবাদের বিকল্প সন্ধানের। কোথায় দাঁড়িয়ে আমরা? উত্তর খোঁজার সংক্ষিপ্ত প্রয়াস এই প্রবন্ধে।
The decision of the UPA government to open up the retail sector in the country to FDI is an example of the basic fallacy in the 'growth fetishism' of the votaries of neo-liberalism. While the government argues that this move will generate investor confidence in the Indian economy and lead the country to high growth, in reality the problems of the common people- deprivation, poverty and hunger- far from being ameliorated will actually be intensified.
নব-উদারবাদী অর্থনীতির সাথে কি আর্থিক দুর্নীতির কোন সুস্পষ্ট যোগাযোগ আছে? এই প্রশ্নের উত্তর খোঁজার একটি সংক্ষিপ্ত প্রচেষ্টা।
The recent announcement by the government to increase the price of diesel by Rs 5/- is wrong. Over the last two years, the Indian economy is reeling under high inflation, which has not subsided even after major interventions by the RBI. In such a situation, increasing the price of diesel, which is an intermediate commodity for all kinds of production, is only going to give rise to a cascading effect on inflation.