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Who Owns The City? A Hearing on Public Transportation in Mumbai

A public hearing regarding the ongoing struggle against privatization of the public bus system in Mumbai was recently held. A committee headed by retired Justice of the Bombay High Court Hosbet Suresh solicited testimonies from citizens concerned with the municipal authority’s proposed course of action, which involves contracting out operations to private enterprises. In this […]


Mumbai Bus Operators’ Historic Struggle to save Public Transportation from Big Business

The (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) BEST workers’ recently concluded total bus strike for 9 days has brought back to the city memories of the historic Bombay Mill Workers’ strikes of the 1980s and the Railway Workers’ Strike of 1974. Going beyond mere economic demands of minimum wage, etc., the city’s public bus transportation employees […]


Ambanis, Crony Capitalism and Defence Deals

The Ambani family is one of the most powerful business dynasties of this country today, influencing key economic policy decisions of the Government, independent of which party has the majority in Lok Sabha. And their sway over the country is only going to increase manifold in the years to come, with the entire Defence sector […]


Institutes of Eminence : Education or Spectator Sports?

Institutes of Eminence demonstrate yet another scam designed by the BJP government that corporatizes education, implements unscientific ranking system presenting false data, enforces an increasing number of bad educational loans, and plays cruel games with the future of the Indian youth. A GroundXero report. BJP’s Achhe Din campaign promised an ‘inclusive’ education. As seen in […]


Students attacked by TMC in Kolkata for protesting against Privatisation and Corruption in Education

TMC student activists brutally attack and injure students at Surendranath College, Kolkata, for protesting against privatisation of higher education, scrapping of UGC and ruling party corruption in admissions across colleges in the state. Two students seriously injured. Police yet to arrest anyone though FIR has been filed. GroundXero report. Today, students belonging to a left […]