Newsclick Production, November 12,2013
The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a resolution demanding India's boycott to the upcoming Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Newsclick talks to Ahilan Kadirgamar, member of the Collective for Economic Democratisation, about the issues behind the boycott, about the recent victory of Tamil National Alliance in Northern Provincial polls, and the controversy of Sri Lankan Navy arresting Tamil fishermen.
Kadirgamar also points out that although there is a need to investigate into the gruesome violation of human rights after the 2009 civil war, the need of the hour is to deal with the present economic and social crisis facing Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated Northern Province. He further says that the "politics of boycott" must be replaced with "politics of engagement" that attempts to make a difference on the ground.
Newsclick Production, September 30,2013
According to the nuclear liability laws passed by India in 2010, compensation for liability in the event of any nuclear accident is to be borne by the foreign supplier. However, recent reports in newspapers indicate that the Indian government in its anxiety to appease the United States is willing to work against these provisions, specially against the Clause 17 of “The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act.” Newsclick discusses this issue with Prabir Purkayastha from the Delhi Science Forum.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, March 1, 2012
Newsclick India, Dec. 19, 2011
The Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India has been closely following the Mullaperiyar issue for the last several years.
Newsclick Production, Dec. 19, 2011
Newsclick Production, May 16, 2011
Associate Editor of the Times of India, Shankar Raghuraman comments on the 2011 assembly election results in Tamil Nadu state. He identifies three major factors acting against the DMK, besides acknowledging the presence of a formidable alliance building tactic by the AIADMK led front.
Sukumar Muralidharan, Newsclick, May15, 2011
Election results in five states - bad for the left, ambiguous for the Congress, no hope for the BJP.
Newsclick Production, March 11, 2011
V. Vivekanandan, Advisor, South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies, speaks on the issues confronting fishermen in South Tamil Nadu, apropos the problems between India and Sri Lanka over fishing close to the maritime boundary.