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Demonetization: A Body Blow to the Indian Economy and People

January 17, 2017

Two months after India’s massive currency demonetisation exercise, Former India Planning Commission member India Abhijit Sen speaks about its failure to curtail black money.

Economy Shrinks Under Modi-fied India

December 28, 2016

Raja M. Nah discusses how demonetisation has adversely impacted manufacturing and agricultural growth in India, and how cash stringency will compel firms to reduce labour cost and thus reduce income of the working class

Are the Wheels about to Fall off of India’s Economy?

December 27, 2016

Shankar Raghuraman of The Times of India says demonetisation has proved to be a farce. – TRNN/Newsclick Joint Production

Defense Deal: India Caught in US Strategic Grip

December 19, 2016

Public policy analyst D. Raghunandan discusses India’s new status of Major Defense Partner of the United States. – Newsclick/TRNN Joint Production

De-monetisation: Another Failure of the Modi Government?

November 18, 2016

Professor C.P. Chandrasekhar says the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes will keep the corrupt unaffected by this scheme while the poor suffer

A New Framework for Global Agriculture is Afoot

October 30, 2016

Sophia Murphy from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy speaks with Newsclick on how for the past 20 years, the WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture has failed to address basic inequities in world agriculture – Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production

West Reneging on Promises Made to BRICS Countries During 2008 Crisis

October 12, 2016

The BRICS banks will need to address the challenge of the IMF’s global hegemony, says Rajat M. Nag, Distinguished Fellow with National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) New Delhi – Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production

What Does Paris Climate Agreement Ratification Mean for India?

October 11, 2016

The draft of the Paris climate change agreement ignores many submissions by developing countries, breaches India’s non-negotiable red lines, and is inimical to the country’s interests, says D. Raghunandan of the Delhi Science Forum

Balochistan: India Opening the Pandora’s Box

September 28, 2016

Baloch nationalism and international economic interests in the region have the potential to disturb India’s relations with Iran and Pakistan, says former Naval Lt. Commander Atul Bhardwaj – TRNN/Newsclick Joint Production

The Hangzhu Summit: Why G20 Needs a Complete Reset

September 12, 2016

G20 nations represent about 85% of the global GDP and two thirds of the world’s population. G20 summits would be more meaningful if the leaders focus on a few issues and make a concerted attempt to solve them. Instead, as it happened this time in Hangzhou also, a large number of issues are discussed and then remain as mere platitudes. Rajat Nag suggests that given the people and the portion of the global GDP they represent, G20 summits are important, But they need an institutional structure of some kind to give the summits continuity and a narrower focus. They should try and focus on what they can effectively achieve: specifically issues of the global economy, growing inequality, etc.

G20 Hangzhou Will Likely Offer Nothing For Major Global Problems

September 6, 2016

The G20 summits have been forgettable, says Rajat M. Nag, Distinguished Fellow with National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) New Delhi

Amnesty International Charged with Sedition in Bangalore

September 4, 2016

If holding meetings on the experience of the people in Kashmir leads to charges of sedition, then India seems to be heading for difficult times, says Seema Mustafa, Editor-in-Chief of The Citizen.

South China Sea: Which Side Are You On, India?

August 31, 2016

Ex-Naval commander Atul Bhardwaj notes the role of United States in building a camp over the South China Sea and using it against China. Does India have a stake in supporting any one side in this dispute? – TRNN and Newsclick Joint Production

India’s Achilles’ Heel: Caste

August 30, 2016

Paul Divakar, founder of the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) says 2016 was a historic movement for the Dalit Struggle – A Joint Production of Communalism Combat and Newsclick

Chinese Foreign Minister’s Visit Brings No Reset of India-China Relations

August 29, 2016

Former naval Lt. Commander Atul Bhardwaj says the visit primarily dealt with the arrangements for President Xi Jingping’s visit to the BRICS summit being held in Goa in October 2016.

Brazil Moving Towards Right-wing Foreign Policy

August 24, 2016

The right wing interim Government which has no popular mandate is actively considering deeper engagement with the US and EU and breaking ranks with developing countries at the WTO, says economist Adhemar Mineiro – Newsclick and TRNN Joint Production

Brazil: A State of Economic and Political Paralysis

August 23, 2016

Under President Michel Temer, Brazil’s economic and political paralysis has deepened. With the Dilma Rousseff impeachment vote at the Senate planned for after the 2016 Olympics, the situation is rife with alarming possibilities. – A Joint TRNN and Newsclick Production

Bilateral Investment Treaties Imposing Neocolonialism in the Global South

August 3, 2016

Prabir Purkayastha, founding editor of Newsclick, discusses the Hague judgement on Anrix Devas contract cancellation in India and how it demonstrates the power of an emerging industry that is suing global south governments on behalf of global capital – TRNN and Newsclick Joint Production

Two Years of BJP, Growing Communalism and Intolerance

July 13, 2016

Two years of the BJP government has seen a rise in attacks on minorities and growing intolerance. Indian civil rights activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad discusses how the PM’s silence is a tacit consent to the RSS, which is pushing its Hindutva agenda further.

Modi’s U.S. Visit: High on Atmospherics, Short on Substance

June 12, 2016

Newsclick interviewed Seema Mustafa, senior journalist and a foreign policy expert, on PM Modi’s 4th visit to the United States. Even as the Indian media is going gaga over Prime Minister Modi’s visit, it seems to have achieved very little. This visit, initiated at India’s behest, saw Modi addressing the US Congress, a joint statement by the two governments, and atmospherics typical of his foreign trips. In concrete terms, while no major agreement such as the Logistics Service Agreement has been signed, both sides talked of being “allies” and “partners”, a significant departure from India’s foreign policy