IPA Special

Gujarat Elections Have Emerged Stiffer For Narendra Modi Despite Bravado

By Sushil Kutty It is now to wait for the counting of votes. In between, there are the exit polls and people will get a glimpse of what’s in store. A couple of opinion polls have been generous to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, giving the BJP 130-plus seats in...

Dec 5 · >

Decoding Preeti Banerjee, The Music Icon Of IPTA On Her Centenary Year

By Sankar Ray Preeti Banerjee (nee Sarkar) who first sang Sare Jahanse Achchha Hindostan Hamara, the lyric of Mohammad Iqbal (written in 1904), scored anew into a song by Pandit Ravi Shankar in 1945 at the Andheri commune of Indian Peoples Theatre Association in Bombay would have been 100-plus,...

Dec 5 · >

Sangh Parivar Trying For Outreach To Assuage Feelings Of Aggrieved Christians

By Arun Srivastava With the Christian community across the   country raising its voice against the rightist forces perpetrating torture and victimising the community members and planning the strategy to expose the Hindutva bigots, the RSS, which like its earlier imitative to win over the trust of the Muslims, is...

Dec 5 · >

Mamata Banerjee’s Scolding Of Senior Officials At Public Meetings Is Planned

By Tirthankar Mitra Chief minister, Mamata Banerjee’s sharp reprimand to district magistrate of North 24 Parganas, Sharad Kumar Dwivedi  and other officials down the hierarchy when she found that the winter garments brought for distribution at a public meeting at a Hingalgunj yet to arrive  certainly shook them up...

Dec 5 · >

EU Price Cap Of $60 For Russian Oil Takes Hold, Advantage For India

By K Raveendran The price cap of $60 for Russian crude is coming into force full steam, with EU countries joining the G-7 and American punitive measure aimed at squeezing out Moscow’s financial resources so as to force it abandon the Ukraine war. A few countries, such as Poland,...

Dec 3 · >

Real Wages Falling With Price Rise And Inflation

By Dr. Gyan Pathak December begins with two very bad news – first, the warning by the Global Wage Report 2022-23 by International Labour Organisation (ILO)of rising inflation that has caused a striking decline in real monthly wages highlighting the urgent need for policies to prevent further poverty, inequality...

Dec 3 · >

There Is Scope For Discussion On Norms For Appointment Of Judges

By Harihar Swarup Is the collegium system of choosing judges perfect? That’s what former Chief Justice of India, U U Lalit, has claimed in recent interviews. Indeed he has even suggested that it’s intrinsic to the basic structure of the Constitution. But is he right on either counter? Let...

Dec 3 · >

Paresh Rawal Should Know There Is More In The World Other Than Gujarat And Modi

By Sushil Kutty Actor Paresh Rawal might be mistaken for a pomfret. Rawal’s wisecrack about ‘Fish & Bengali’ has landed him in shark-infested waters. He should have stuck to ‘Fish & Chips’. And, if Rawal ever strays into the Bengali hemisphere, (Bangladesh included), he had better look out for...

Dec 3 · >

Bharat Jodo Yatra Has Imparted Tremors In Both BJP And RSS Leadership

By Arun Srivastava With Narendra Modi‘s archetypal Hindutva political edifice developing cracks and the party device finding it incapable to withstand the onslaught of Congress Party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, the BJP top leaders have preferred to adopt a more virulent and belligerent posture against Rahul Gandhi. Adopting aggressive stance...

Dec 3 · >

Indian Public Sector Banks Have Used Pandemic To Improve Balance Sheets

By K R Sudhaman India’s former chief economic adviser Arvind Subramaniam had flagged in his economic survey some years ago that India faced a major economic issue – twin balance sheet problem wherein Indian banks suffered huge debts as corporates, which had overleveraged banks were suffering huge losses resulting...

Dec 3 · >