I see striking parallels between the opposition to FDI in multi-brand retail and the early resistance, in the mid-1980s, to the introduction of computers. Then, as now, the main opposition came from the ruling party, albeit a different one, in West Bengal. Read more
Why are we being so harsh on Mamata Banerjee?
Every act of omission or commission by her government is magnified by the national media and presented as yet more evidence that West Bengal is looking down a long and slippery road. Read more
Short sighted! Self-seeking! Cynical! Even unpatriotic!
That’s the only way to describe the opposition of the BJP, the Left and sections of the UPA to the imminent entry of large global retailers into the country. Read more