All posts by: Nidheesh J Villatt

Working class blues: Even cheap migrant labour gets the boot after demonetisation, factories shut at rapid pace in Delhi
December 18, 2016

“I used to send around Rs 8,000 a month to my parents in Moradabad. My family depended on....

Demonetisation leaves Wazirpur labourers victims of commission agents
December 6, 2016

“We were poor. But Modi made us poorer. He humiliated us by attacking our dignity,” Mehroof, a young....

How can people come out on streets to protest demonetisation if Modi knocks out cash from under them: Sharad Yadav
December 5, 2016

Nidheesh J. Villatt: Indians are suffering because of demonetisation. There is no precedent to this kind of suffering.....

Farmers come with their worries to Delhi but demonetisation overtakes them
November 30, 2016

There is an Italian connection to demonetisation and its ill-effects on farmers in India. And no, it has....

Bhopal encounter story has only holes, finds legal team
November 30, 2016

  “They were shouting slogans like Hindustan Murdabad, Pakistan Murdabad…they had kishmish (raisins) and dry dates,” said Suraj....

Narada News Impact: HC asks UP govt to probe atrocities on Dalits in Dudhwa National Park
November 22, 2016

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to conduct a thorough....

Rampal thermal plant will destroy the Sundarbans: Prof Anu Muhammad
November 18, 2016

Anu Muhammad, a professor of Economics at the Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh, is regarded as one of the....

Demonetisation: A rich slap on the poor
November 12, 2016

In a withering critique of the latest edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jumlanomics, the withdrawal of Rs....

Bhopal encounter is so obviously staged: Manisha Sethi
November 4, 2016

Manisha Sethi is an authority on the political economy of counterterrorism. Her book Kafkaland delved into the ugly....

Class, caste, religion decide who will be victim of fake encounters
November 2, 2016

Some three years back, I was traveling through train to Mumbai from Kochi to attend a conference. The train was....

Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool killing democracy in West Bengal: Nilotpal Basu
September 24, 2016

Nilotpal Basu, 59, is a member of the CPM central secretariat. He was a member of Rajya Sabha....

UP 2017 polls: Mayawati vs Modi in 2019? Eyeing Muslim-Dalit votes to beat communalism
September 20, 2016

Forming 18 to 19 per cent of Uttar Pradesh’s population, Muslims can decide the poll outcome in about 100....

The strike by 18 cr exposes what’s wrong with Indian media
September 6, 2016

Has Bengaluru become the new Bengal? – Banglore Mirror, a popular compact daily run by the publishers of....

While India ignores caste discrimination, UK all set to hold public consultations
September 3, 2016

In a significant development, the UK government has announced that they are undertaking a “full public consultation on....

Narada News exclusive: Venezuela ambassador says USA backing coup attempt
September 3, 2016

Augusto Monteil, 54, Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to India, is an academic-turned-political activist-turned-diplomat. During his....

Neoliberal model is a grand failure in India: Vijoo Krishnan
August 22, 2016

At 42, Vijoo Krishnan is probably the youngest member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of....

Dalit crimes in Gujarat: Una incident just tip of the iceberg
July 30, 2016

Imagine an Indian village where an ‘uppercaste’ beggar enters a Dalit slum unknowingly. The beggar is thirsty and hungry.....

Understanding Untouchability: Significance of ’98’ in Gujarat model
July 25, 2016

What is the relation with “Gujarat model” and number 98? Sounds bizzare? Feel like asking economists Arvind Panagariya....

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