Tag Archives: capitalism

Corporate Greed – Reliance Style

The wealthier one is, the greedier one tends to be.  You have only to observe how the wealthy sections of our societies tend to increase their wealth at the expense of other less privileged people.  But we wouldn’t, normally, expect … Continue reading

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Delhi Diary

  The person who parked his bike next to my scooter in the parking lot of the Metro Rail Station asked, “Is it a holiday today?” “Yeah,” said I in the usual laconic style of Delhi. “But why?” “Birthday of … Continue reading

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Beyond Capitalism – 2

  Thousands of people are thrown out of their homes and homelands in many countries including India by the neoliberal juggernaut.  It is done in the name of development.  It may be done in the name of setting up industries, … Continue reading

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Beyond Capitalism

  All of us want a system that ensures the happiness of the majority, I suppose.  But the supposition is wrong.  We live in a world where a few people are amassing the wealth of the earth for themselves and … Continue reading

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India’s robber barons

  [Cartoon by Keshav, The Hindu, 6 Dec] The month of November revealed too many ugly faces of Indian democracy.  Close on the heels of the Commonwealth scandal came other scams of similar magnitude from Bangalore and Mumbai, and the … Continue reading

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India’s War on Maoists

  One of Charles Dickens’ characters, Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), when asked to make a donation for the sake of the poor responds acridly that the poor were none of his business and that they should go to the … Continue reading

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Slums in Capitalist Utopia

One out of every two Mumbaikars is a slum dweller, according to the latest report of a research carried out jointly by the Brihanmumbai (Greater Mumbai) Municipal Corporation and the UNO.  Mumbai (Bombay) is the financial capital of India.  50 … Continue reading

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