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Singur on political faultline

Singur has become a symbol of the divide between corporate and rural India, besides precipitating a shake-up of the political configurations that have so far prevailed in West Bengal. All the players in this drama, including the Tatas, must learn from the mistakes they have made, writes Neerja Chowdhury in this incisive analysis

The balloon bursts!

The collapse of Lehman Brothers is a crisis deeper than the Great Depression, and proves that India needs not more liberalisation but less of it, writes Sitaram Yechury. He also urges the banning of futures trading in essential commodities as the only way to contain the runaway inflation that is making the poor poorer in this country