IPA Special

U.S. And World Armament Companies Making Huge Money From Ukraine War

By John Wojcik The wars in Ukraine, the Middle East and elsewhere have fueled skyrocketing U.S. and global arms sales. Those sales were already rising even before the start of the 10-month war in Ukraine. According to figures published this week, there have been seven straight years now of...

Dec 7 · >

Rahul Gandhi Wants Bharat Jodo Yatra For His Long Term Battle Against RSS

By Kalyani Shankar Has Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s low-profile poll gamble worked? Rahul skipped the campaign in Himachal Pradesh and canvassed barely in Gujarat while concentrating on his Bharat Jodi yatra. Was it part of a strategy, or was it an ill-advised move? Could Rahul’s strategy be to save...

Dec 6 · >

Western Price Cap On Russian Oil May Lead To Further Global Recessionary Pressure

By Anjan Roy The global oil market is entering a critical phase as the European Union’s price cap for Russian oils comes into immediate effect.  The EU has set a price cap of $60 per barrel for Russian oils. Oil prices have hovered around $80 per barrel, and the...

Dec 6 · >

Indian Elections Have Lost Level Playing Field Due To Faulty System Of Political Funding

By Mriganka M Bhowmick The ongoing slugfest between the BJP and opposition parties over the serial raids on opposition leaders may or may not have merits of witch-hunt. But one uncomfortable fact which is coming up before public eyes is that the Indian political system has been thrived on...

Dec 6 · >

Bengal Congress Eager For Left Front Participation In Its Yatra

By Tirthankar Mitra After having found itself sans a single legislator in the West Bengal Assembly, the Congress seeks to draw Left to its side during a march from Ganga Sagar to Kurseong hills. Though the Left is in the same boat as the Congress as the representation of...

Dec 6 · >

Propagating Myths And Beliefs As Truths By Official Bodies Is Common Now

By Dr Arun Mitra Recent reports that Indian Space Research Institute (ISRO) is collaborating with Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) to study India’s contribution to science and to establish that India has been ‘Vishwa Guru’ (World leader) in the advancement of science have to be viewed with caution....

Dec 6 · >

With Brazil’s Electoral Tribunal Rejecting Bolsonaro’s Appeal, Lula To Take Oath On January 1

By Craig Johnson Former US president Donald Trump and sitting Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro have a lot in common: they’re both right-wing provocateurs with a penchant for stoking hatred and enacting cruel policies. They also both happen to be sore losers who can’t admit when they’ve lost an election....

Dec 6 · >

Pouring Illegal Migrants Make Farce Of India’s Citizenship Act

By Nantoo Banerjee Politics and political parties seem to be playing a dangerous game over the controversy on housing an increasing number of illegal immigrants in India. The country is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous state within another two months or so as projected by...

Dec 5 · >

Remembering Maya Ghosh, A Pioneer In Group Theatre Movement In Bengal

By Nitya Chakraborty Maya Ghosh who mesmerized the theatrelovers of Calcutta in 1960s through her extraordinary acting prowess passed away in Kolkata on Saturday virtually unsung. She was79 and ailing for quite some time. Those of us who were witness to the surge of the group theatres in Calcutta...

Dec 5 · >

Union Budget Exercise For Funding States Becomes Trickier

  By Dr. Gyan Pathak It was as clear as a crystal even during the pre-budget consultations of the Union Ministry of Finance for the fiscal 2023-24 on November 25 that the fiscal positions of most of the sates were in dire situation, and now, when the budget exercise...

Dec 5 · >