Newsclick Production, December 12, 2012
Professor Aijaz Ahmad discusses with NewsClick on the unfolding events in Egypt. He feels President Morsi has overplayed his hand. The move at putting his decisions above the reach of judicial review smacks of dictatorship. Prof. Ahmad apprehends that if the current events continue for long, there is a danger of military intervention, probably with the collusion of Muslim Brotherhood
Newsclick Production, December 7, 2012
Sadananad Menon, well known cultural critic, speaks on 'New Imaginaries in Cultural Activism' wherein he explores the intricate relationship between politics and culture. He says it is doing the political, culturally and adds that it is a belief in the power of art to transform and radicalise conventional meanings. Cultural activism, according to him, would imply being able to change the terms of discourse that whoever dominant is trying to force upon. He cautions that the move today is to specifically transform culture into what is called revenue model and thereby convert cultural diversity into a supply side window.
Courtesy: GRITtv, December 3, 2012
Vijay Prashad (author, "Arab Spring, Libyan Winter") talks to GRITtv's Laura Flanders about the vote to give enhanced status to Palestine at the UN. The US and Israel have to face a new reality in the Middle East says Prashad.
Newsclick Production, December 3, 2012
Discussion with senior Journalist Sukumar Muralidharan on the impact of the wanton demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya 20 years ago on Indian society and polity, and what lessons have or have not been learned.
Newsclick Production, November 20, 2012
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, journalist and a well known commentator on telecom, discusses with Newsclick how this auction was programmed to fail. Inspite of it's failure, it has got the same amount of revenue with less than 20% of the spectrum being sold that is what Raja had given away in 2008 in his first-cum-first served policy.
Newsclick Production, November 19, 2012
Aijaz Ahmad in this Part 2 of the discussions looks at what the impact of this war is likely to be for the other players in the region. He believes that Israel will have to pay a heavy price for a course that can only weaken their strategic allies in the region.
Newsclick Production, November 18, 2012
Professor Aijaz Ahmad discusses with Newsclick the new war that Israel has launched on Gaza. According to him, the only way Israel can achieve its objective is by a ground offensive and a full re-occupation of Gaza. So what Israel hopes to achieve is not clear at all.
Newsclick Production, November 12, 2012
On Sunday evening, November 4th, about 60 friends of Palestine -- theatre persons, writers, artists, film makers, academics, students and activists -- gathered outside Delhi’s Siri Fort auditorium, the venue for the Israeli state-sponsored performance by The Cameri Theatre. Their form of protest was an unusual one. All of them wore T shirts which said, in bold black letters on white, No to Israeli Apartheid.
Newsclick Production, November 1, 2012
Karamat Ali, the well-known labour and human rights activist in Pakistan believes that the brutal shooting by Tehirik-e-Taliban of a young girl for wanting to study is a defining moment in the history of Pakistan. The outpouring of anger and grief can the transform political discourse in Pakistan, and indeed South Asia, if we can seize this moment
Courtesy: Rajyasabha TV
Dr. R. Chidambaram discusses why Indian indigenous capabilities in developing technology is still largely limited to areas where technology denial regimes exist. He also discusses how this scenario is changing today.