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Blog Posts by Latha Jishnu
Latha Jishnu

Senior Editor, Down To Earth.  Her concerns relate to the way power structures in society – business corporations, governments and lobbies – impact the lives of the powerless.

September 30, 2014

Why do democratic governments hide trade negotiations that have dire consequences for public services?

imageTHIS is the age of leaks. And thank goodness for that. Not just by WikiLeaks, the bête noire of secretive governments, but by bands of public-spirited individuals and organisations who have been instrumental in laying bare the machinations of corporate lobbies in shaping major trade agreements.

August 29, 2014

BJP thinks undoing labour laws will spur a manufacturing boom. Even now workers enjoy little protection or social security

July 31, 2014

The EU appears to have backed off on important climate change policy because of pressure from US-backed Big Oil

July 10, 2014

No dearth of funds for agri credit and new institutions

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cannot be accused of unveiling a populist budget except perhaps with agriculture. In a budget speech which went on for 140 minutes, proposals on agriculture speckled it from the middle to almost the very end. There were huge funding announcements and a rash of new research institutes to be set up in various parts of the country but overall it gave no clue as to what the Narendra Modi government’s vision is to revive and revitalise the primary sector.

June 30, 2014

India is not in synch with G77's new declaration for development that is in harmony with nature and inclusive for all its peoples

May 30, 2014

India's youth is pinning its hopes of jobs on the development promise of Modi. Can he deliver?

April 30, 2014

khuntiKhunti, the most tribal of Jharkhand’s districts, has gone to the polls. With nearly three-quarters of its people adivasi, the reserved seat has been through yet another campaign which can be termed “interesting” for want of a better word.

March 31, 2014

Chinese scientists appear to be more open to discussing the risks and ethics of new technologies than their Indian counterparts

February 28, 2014

Bad loans of public sector banks to business are more than double the food subsidy

December 31, 2013

Every other politician who is elected now is a crorepati, even those in the Aam Aadmi Party

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