MARCH 2013

MARCH 2013

Cover Story and Featured Stories

The time has come for India to inspire the world or be inspired by it, and to move out of its comfort zone of only engaging with the already converted
V Shruti Devi Delhi 

In a free-flowing discussion with Hardnews, Arun Maira says the economy has yo-yoed between ‘Bollyworld’ and ‘falling apart’ because of lack of political will to initiate administrative reforms. Excerpts 
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Despite tall promises, UP’s economy continues to sink
Pradeep Kapoor Lucknow 

The book reveals the financial dependence of the CPC on Moscow from its beginning in 1921 to the late 1950s which was one of the reasons for the party to remain subordinate to the Kremlin
Akash Bisht Delhi

A key member of the Planning Commission and the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, Saumitra Chaudhary, spoke to Hardnews on the economy and its failings
Sadiq Naqvi and Akash Bisht Delhi

Private developers, who have got projects through joint venture routes, are enriching themselves at the cost of the people. Indeed, who owns the lucrative hydropower projects in Sikkim?
Soumik Dutta Gangtok(Sikkim)

Young Kashmiri girls and boys break new aesthetic thresholds of creativity in a realm of relentless injustice and sorrow
Souzeina Mushtaq Delhi


How do Kashmiri women see the recommendations of the report? Will it end impunity for armed men in uniform?
Souzeina Mustaq Delhi

Verma Committee’s recommendations established zero tolerance for violence against women by ending male impunity regarding all forms of rape and sexual exploitation, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes
Ruchira Gupta Delhi