Category Archives: Land Acquisition

Indian Farmers Protest is a Farce…

The interesting thing about this whole thing is 1. Agriculture/Farming has long ceased to be a profitable pursuit, inputs are costly, 2. water availablity is uncertain (they mostly opt for water-intensive crops like sugar-cane and plantains), 3. labour needs are … Continue reading

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The First Sign a Government is Losing Its Nerve – No, Sekhar Gupta, I do NOT agree !

PM Modi’s Independence Day speech is likely to be a game-changer I have always had respect and admiration for Sekhar Gupta.   He is never flippant or sensational, is a good judge of events and the political environment.   But he seems under-estimating Modi … Continue reading

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What PMs References to Mukesh Ambani Reveal ?

Agree broadly with Venu’s observations.   In any democracy, more so in an under-developed one like India, people’s expectations are high, always unsatiated.   It is easy to kindle their hopes – Modi did this well during his campaigns – … Continue reading

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