Much has been written and re-written on the jobs situation in India in the past few weeks. Many accusations and counter accusations on the reliability of data and suppression of government reports on employment have been in the news. In fact 108 Economists and Social Scientists have published a joint statement expressing anguish over the … Continue reading What does declining women’s participation and shrinking informal sector tell us?
As we traversed the Holy Land of Israel we slowly began to feel the tensions beneath. My husband captured this beautifully in the poem that I post at the end of this post. Not having inherited such talent I write in prose of the various manifestations of the tensions beneath. Along the road to Nazareth in North … Continue reading In Turmoil: Layered tensions in the Holy Land
While India has enacted progressive laws to protect the environment and indigenous tribal communities, the mining industry and financial capital are able to evade them with huge costs to the environment and tribal communities. Financial capital and the metal exchange systems in UK and USA combine to take away cultivable lands of the tribal communities … Continue reading In India, local people bear the cost of high-profit mining ventures