Against the Assault on Thought: A lesson for the Left
Apr 28th 2016, Rohit Azad
When the state cannot hide behind a facade of national performance, the government looks for an alternative category of us versus them which is used to divide the people and rule.
No Clue to the Future
Apr 27th 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The failure of the G20 countries to agree to an action plan not just to ensure recovery but prevent a second slump, may lead to countries adopting beggar-thy-neighbour policies.
A Singular Person
Apr 27th 2016, Jayati Ghosh
The new collection of Ashok Mitra's essays gives a sharp analysis of contemporary India and a sentimental journey that provides an evocative and memorable tour of some aspects of its making.
 
When Commodity Prices Fall
Apr 26th 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
The decline in primary commodity prices over the past four years particularly last year, shows that financialisation of commodities has amplified and exaggerated instabilities and fluctuations.
On Data and Decision-making
Apr 13th 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
Wide differences in official data based on series with different base years or from alternative sources lead to questions about their relevance for decision making.
Capitalism and the Oppressed Castes
Apr 29th 2016, Prabhat Patnaik
The development of capitalism in any society brings about a complete transformation in the way we look at all social questions including the question of caste oppression.
What can Corporate Planning Learn from National Planning
Dec 29th 2015, Pronab Sen
This paper examines the historical development of national planning in India and identifies the lessons that corporate planning can draw from the long and varied experience.
 
Budget 2016-17: Signs of paralysis
Mar 16th 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The divergence between the rhetoric and the actual allocations in the Budget 2016-17 depicts the ruling party's inability to use the fiscal lever to push for growth and welfare.
Budget 2016-17: Hype is all
Mar 15th 2016, Prabhat Patnaik
Behind all the hype about a pro-poor budget, the actual provisions of the government for the major social sectors are found to be too paltry to improve the lives of the poor.
 
Sam Moyo (23 September 1954- 22 November 2015)
 
In deep sorrow we mourn the sudden and untimely death of Sam Moyo, profound scholar and progressive activist, beloved comrade, Member of the Executive Committee of IDEAs. Sam was in New Delhi, India to participate in a conference on "Labour Questions in the Global South" when a car he was travelling in was involved in a terrible accident. Two other friends and colleagues (Marcelo Rosa and Paris Yeros) were injured but Sam was very critically hurt. After a valiant struggle for survival, he passed away in the early hours of 22 November 2015.

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Dispute Settlement in International Investment Agreements and the Rules of an Indian Model Bilateral Investment Treaty
Sep 22nd 2015, Andrew Cornford
This article reviews the Indian model bilateral investment treaty and the major provisions of international investment treaties, often with special attention to their historical development.
 

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