Reflex Action

Author: 
Sankar Ray

Jam Saqi, former general secretary of the Communist Party of Pakistan passed away on March 5. Suffering from multiple ailments, he died of renal failure. He was 73.

Author: 
Nitya Chakraborty

The resounding success of the BJP in the assembly elections in Tripura by trouncing the CPI(M) which ruled the state for the last twenty five years, has led to an unprecedented churning in the top echelons of the CPI(M) leadership. The magnitude of the success of the BJP in the three states of the North East signifies the big advance of the saffron forces in this region which was a weak zone for the BJP till three years back.

Author: 
Dr. Arun Mitra

The transfer of Bhupendra Singh, Chairman National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), has evoked strong reaction from the medical fraternity as well as civil society groups working for affordable healthcare to all. This reaction has come in the wake of several positive steps taken by him to bring down and streamline prices of drugs, which include medicines and medical devices. His order to drastically cut down the price of coronary stents in February 2017 has been seen as a bold initiative on his part.

Author: 
Aditya Aamir

Statues are sitting ducks. Lenin, Periyar, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee… Toppled, battered, blackened, statues can do nothing. Statues everywhere are game for pigeon, crow, and vandal. And if a BJP office in Coimbatore gets petrol-bombed, that is not enough retaliation for the statue in the Statute.

Author: 
Suresh Babu

Leadership is the most crucial aspect of change management. Without effective leadership, cooperative organisations will be a victim of change rather than a master of change. It is strongly believed that with the right kind of leadership, the cooperative can serve a place for itself in the global economy.
Centered leadership.

Author: 
Gyan Pathak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is right in his insistence on implementing universal financial inclusion programmes in the country to improve the living conditions of our people, but has proved himself ignorant of the brewing crisis in India’s financial sector, particularly the banking sector. He should have tried first to strengthen the banking sector, which dominates the financial sector by making it scam and corruption free, and compelling it to improve its beleaguered balance sheet having persistent deterioration in the asset quality.

Author: 
Amulya Ganguli

Behind the defeat of the Left in Tripura lies the failure of the communists to realize that capitalism is no longer regarded by the ordinary people as an ogre as envisaged by Marx when he said that “capital comes into the world soiled with mire from top to toe and oozing blood from every pore”.

Author: 
S. Sethuraman

India’s stagnant economy will be entering fiscal 2019 on the back of relatively poorer performance for two successive years (FY16-18), and well below 7 per cent growth in real terms in fiscal 18, amid global headwinds of market volatility, rising inflation and interest rate hikes charted by US Fed. Can we smartly overcome all these to let growth shine at 7.5 percent in the new fiscal year and rightly claim the tag of fastest-growing economy, not gloating over a single quarter growth recovery?

Author: 
K Raveendran

Most corruption cases have a political connection in one way or the other. So whenever a new scam is unearthed, there are allegations and counter allegations. Invariably, the party facing the embarrassment accuses those arraigned on the other side of politicising the issue.

Author: 
Sushil Kutty

Monday midnight Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash goes to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. Kejriwal is not alone. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia is there. So are some AAP MLAs. Among them Amanatullah and Prakash Jarwal. Next day Prakash alleges assault at the CM’s house. AAP refutes charge. The police arrest Jarwal. Amanatullah surrenders to the cops. Kejriwal scraps Aadhar requirement for ration procurement in Delhi.

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