Medha Patkar

Last fortnight, Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, inaugurated Mahindra World City, Jaipur

Is there a law or there are only guidelines?

Unlike most of West Bengal, Hooghly district, where the Singur block is located, has never been a stronghold of the Left parties. Even before the Singur crisis, the ruling Communists had been kicked out of several panchayats in the Singur block.


The good news first

The good news first

It could well be the most sought-after stretch of land in India. Five global car majors, two commercial vehicle companies, one tractor manufacturer, three earth moving equipment companies, a tyre major and over 100 auto parts producers have either made it their home or will do so soon.

Ramlal, a rickshaw puller in Delhi, regrets his decision four years ago to vote for the Congress. He felt then that the Congress