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, October 9,2013
Addressing a Conference on the Economy in Crisis organised by the Centre for Policy Analysis, Kamal Morarka says that today in our country we have a social crisis of the highest ranking, besides the economic crisis. Corporate control is all-pervading and is strongly felt. There is a degradation of values in the society. Morarka laments that the present leadership has no vision in taking along the people and shaping the country's future.
G Mamatha, Newsclick, August 13, 2013
Aadmi ko gussa kyon aata hai? Babaji ka video dekhiye! Ek rupee mein! This advice might be apt for anybody who is angry after reading the recent comment made by our Rahul Baba. His comment about poverty or the definition of poverty he had propounded does not need even a rupee. It can be had for free. This should be highly appreciated because these days some of the meetings of our prime minister aspirants are being charged, even as low as Rs 5. So, this, coming at free of cost, is a relief for the hard-pressed. Enough of dilly-dallying, let us hear what was stated: “Poverty is just a state of mind. It does not mean the scarcity of food, money or material things. If one possesses self-confidence, then one can overcome poverty”. Babaji ki jai ho!
Newsclick Production, March 10, 2012
The financial crisis in Greece has demonstrated the limitations of Eurozone as it exists today. Newsclick speaks to Professor Jayati Ghosh analysing the possibilities ahead. 'Things have gone worse from bad', says Prof. Ghosh, "since I spoke to you (Newsclick) a year ago"
Reuters, 9 December 2009
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday extended the government's $700 billion financial bailout fund to October next year, saying the economy still faced "significant challenges."
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