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Demonetisation Redux: A Failed Experiment

It has been one year since the government of Narendra Modi announced demonetisation, a bold, dramatic and according to many economists, profoundly reckless move. Professor R. Ramakumar of TISS, Mumbai in November 2016, wrote an article that was critical of the move. We speak with him on the eve of the first anniversary to assess whether his predictions about the effect of demonestisation have come true.

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Closing The Tap On Dissent

On 20 january, the Delhi High Court handed a decisive victory to Greenpeace — enfant terrible in a world that swears by development and growth — and, perhaps, to the very freedom of speech and expression in India. The international non-governmental organisation (NGO) had been fighting the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on multiple fronts. In June 2014, the MHA froze the bank account of Greenpeace India for receipts of foreign funds. More recently, on 12 January this year, one of its activists, Priya Pillai, was offloaded from a London-bound flight, where she was scheduled to speak with British parliamentarians on environmental violations by London-listed Essar Energy, under provisions that are usually applied to suspected terrorists.

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