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COVER STORY

07-07-2017

Farmers' revolt

Farmers' agitation in BJP-ruled States and elsewhere

Briefing

Cover Story

Rural revolt

Farmers in the BJP-ruled States of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, distressed by demonetisation and government inaction, rise in revolt and spoil the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious third anniversary celebrations.
Cover Story

A wake-up call

SUDHIR PANWAR Cover Story
The Modi government needs to move beyond empty rhetoric and gimmicks to clear policy formulation and implementation to solve the agrarian crisis, which has been brewing for years now.
Madhya Pradesh

Mayhem in Mandsaur

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government remained complacent as resentment was building up among the farmers of Madhya Pradesh over the unremunerative prices of farm produce. Then came Mandsaur to wake it up.
Cover story

Rallying point

VIJOO KRISHNAN Cover Story
The farmers’ protests have provided the basis to build a broad consensus for a struggle against the policies that have caused agrarian distress and the loot of forests, land and resources.

Kashmir & IWT

Books
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India & CPEC

Books
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Talking ties

The author seeks to explore the potential synergy between China and India and how it can change the course of geopolitics.
Letters

Letters to the Editor

Letters
IT sector THE mass retrenchment in the IT sector is undesirable (Cover Story, June 23). While acknowledging the sea change IT is undergoing, the ...

‘Focus is on good, strong story’

LYLA BAVADAM Cinema
Interview with film critic Shanta Gokhale.
Kashmir

Facts of a 'dirty war'

SHUJAAT BUKHARI The Nation
Pushed to the wall on the political front, the people of the Valley seem to be coming out openly in support of militants, especially in south Kashmir.
Media

Gagging the media

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
The CBI raids on the promoters of NDTV are yet another indication that the government of the day is intolerant of media dissent and is quite amenable to using the law selectively to silence it.
Marathi Cinema

Reclaiming the box office

LYLA BAVADAM Cinema
After decades of lull, Marathi films are attracting audiences once again.
Cover Story

A wake-up call

SUDHIR PANWAR Cover Story
The Modi government needs to move beyond empty rhetoric and gimmicks to clear policy formulation and implementation to solve the agrarian crisis, which has been brewing for years now.
Madhya Pradesh

Mayhem in Mandsaur

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government remained complacent as resentment was building up among the farmers of Madhya Pradesh over the unremunerative prices of farm produce. Then came Mandsaur to wake it up.
Cover story

Rallying point

VIJOO KRISHNAN Cover Story
The farmers’ protests have provided the basis to build a broad consensus for a struggle against the policies that have caused agrarian distress and the loot of forests, land and resources.
Punjab and Haryana

Diminishing returns

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
Farmers’ organisations in Punjab and Haryana are determined to continue their agitation.
Uttar Pradesh

Scheme sans substance

The Yogi Adityanath government’s waiver plan, constrained by resource crunch, is a non-starter.
Rajasthan

Bumper problem

With low market prices and little help from the government, Rajasthan’s farmers, especially garlic producers, are in a financial mess in a good crop year.
Assam

Assam’s hot potato

Rising costs and price collapse force the State’s farmers into distress selling.
Tamil Nadu

Under stress

The farmers of Tamil Nadu blame the agricultural policies of the Centre and the State government for their plight, which, they say, has been compounded by monsoon failure.
Punjab and Haryana

Diminishing returns

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
Farmers’ organisations in Punjab and Haryana are determined to continue their agitation.
Uttar Pradesh

Scheme sans substance

The Yogi Adityanath government’s waiver plan, constrained by resource crunch, is a non-starter.
Rajasthan

Bumper problem

With low market prices and little help from the government, Rajasthan’s farmers, especially garlic producers, are in a financial mess in a good crop year.
Assam

Assam’s hot potato

Rising costs and price collapse force the State’s farmers into distress selling.
Tamil Nadu

Under stress

The farmers of Tamil Nadu blame the agricultural policies of the Centre and the State government for their plight, which, they say, has been compounded by monsoon failure.
Dairy Sector

Turning sour?

ANUPAMA KATAKAM Cover Story
India’s thriving dairy sector, which provides farmers with an alternative source of income, is beset by challenges, including the government’s new restrictive rules on cattle trade.
Leather Industry

No skin in the game

The new rules banning the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets have taken a huge toll on the leather trade, which provides livelihood to lakhs of people and functions as a crucial component of the livestock ecosystem.
Cattle Trade

Big backlash

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Cover Story
The Centre’s notification imposing restrictions on cattle sale leads to widespread resentment and charges of undermining States’ rights and interfering with the dietary habits of specific communities.
Cover Story/Policy

In a policy trap

C.P. CHANDRASEKHAR Cover Story
While farm loan waivers are a must to address the symptoms of a crisis, they will not solve the long-standing agrarian crisis, which reflects the deeper crisis of neoliberal economic policy itself.
Abattoirs

An industry in crisis

DIVYA TRIVEDI Cover Story
Controversial policy decisions and the activities of cow vigilantes have hit the abattoirs in the country hard, adversely affecting not only meat exports but the entire rural economy.
Maharashtra

United action

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
Maharashtra farmers drive a hard bargain, forcing the Devendra Fadnavis government to concede their demand for farm loan waiver.
Interview: Ashok Dhawale of AIKS

‘Systemic political change needed for systemic agrarian change’

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
Interview with Ashok Dhawale, joint secretary of the All India Kisan Sabha.
Meat consumption

Beef bogeyman

India’s meat consumption is dominated by poultry and mutton, with beef a distant third. However, beef exports continue to grow, raising questions about the Centre’s true intent in restricting cattle slaughter.
Kerala

Bars are back

The Nation
THE wheel has turned full circle again in Kerala with the State government’s decision to roll back the liquor policy of the previous United Democratic ...
Media

Award for Frontline journalist

Other
R.K. RADHAKRISHNAN, Associate Editor, Frontline, is the recipient of the Mumbai Press Club’s RedInk media award 2017 in the politics (print) category.

Talking ties

The author seeks to explore the potential synergy between China and India and how it can change the course of geopolitics.