socialism

The Politics of Public Sector

The Politics of Public Sector

Selling 5% of shares in the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) is the recent controversy that’s dividing Tamil Nadu’s opinion leaders. Whilst some ardent ‘reformists’ support selling the stakes, other ‘labour-friendly’ leftists oppose the move and warn that it will affect thousands of NLC workers. This has spawned another round of debate about whether our public […]

Taste of their own medicine

In Kerala, on the Kochi-Aluva highway, you can see a dilapidated Apollo Tyres factory. The legend has it that the factory was the first tyre unit in Kerala opened 15 years ago, and within a couple of years, it was closed down due to an agitation by the worker’s union. Till date apparently no resolution […]