Syriza's Agreement with Troika: Who Blinked?


Prabir Purkayastha, February 27, 2015
The 4-month agreement negotiated between the new Greek Government led by Syriza and the Troika -- the European Commission, European Central Bank, and the IMF -- have been sharply criticised by a number of commentators. They have held that essentially Syriza has blinked and accepted the austerity program that they had said they will not except for this 4 month reprieve. Others believe that this is a smart move and gives Greece some wiggle room for now,...

Swine Flu – Extraordinary Breakdown of Public Health


Amit Sengupta, February 27, 2015
The recent spate of infections and deaths, caused by the H1N1 strain of the influenza virus across many states in India has once again brought into focus India’s ailing health care system. It is unfortunate that discussions on the country’s non-functioning public health system surface only in periods when the health system is faced with a challenge. What is Swine Flu? Influenza caused by the H1N1 virus is also popularly called ‘swne flu...


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