Monday, February 22, 2010

Development and Displacement: Resentment in the Kutch

A visit to the coastal areas adjoining the Mundra port in the Kutch reveals discontent among fisherfolk, traders and pastoralists over the creation of a special economic zone in the area. Apart from environmental concerns, the traditional livelihoods of residents in the area have also been affected by the new industrial projects, leading to organised protests, as witnessed in Bhadreswar village a few months ago.

The Full article (pdf format) can be read here in the Economic and Political Weekly

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Competitive 'Exclusionism'

The state has to assert itself to defeat the politics of exclusion of the two Senas in Maharashtra.

An EPW Editorial on the events in Maharashtra related to the activities of the two nativist (and fascist) Senas.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Back to Constitution Writing

The Nepali Maoists' reiteration to focus on Constitution writing is a significant boost to the process.

Read on for an article that I wrote for the Newsclick website.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010