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Harsh Reality of Workers Today

Poverty level wages, degrading working conditions, the total absence of democracy in the workplace, the demonising of legitimate protests and a prejudiced ruling class mindset where the trade union is anathema are all part of the harsh reality of workers today.

Vinda Karandikar

The poet, Vinda Karandikar, who was recently awarded the Jnanpith, has never been afraid of speaking up against the forces of parochialism and fascism. Moreover, in an age of all-pervasive cynicism, he still retains a touching faith in Marx and Gandhi.

Mumbai Floods: The Blame Game Begins

The worst floods in Mumbai's memory has triggered off a blame game. While the slum-dwellers have been blamed for their illegal constructions, it is the trio comprising the political class, the developers and builder lobby as well as the corporate sector that is largely to blame. For long, town planning has been skewed in favour of more buildings and concrete infrastructure with the result, as so crucially revealed by the recent disaster, that the more urgent issue of repairing and modernising the city's outdated drainage system has been neglected.


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