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Frontier in Print

Vol. 50, No. 1, Jul 9 - 15, 2017
Note: Black Princes of India - C K R
News Wrap - A G D
'Naxalbari 50’: In Search of ‘Maoist Revolution’ - Timir Basu
Working Class Solidarity: How to defeat Sectarianism - Farooque Chowdhury
Rejoinder: ‘‘The Calander System’’ - C K Raju
Growing Insecurity: Bashing Muslims - Irfan Engineer
Changing Protest Pattern: Analysing Peasant Unrest - Sandeep Banerjee
‘Operation Closure’: Who ‘loves’ Mob Violence? - Subhash Gatade

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Prof. Abhee Dutt-Mazumder Memorial Lecture -4th year
On Illusions of Development & Narratives of People's Resistance

Venue: Vivekananda Auditorium, State Youth Centre, Entally, Moulali, Date:July 26, 2016 (Wednesday), Time: 4pm- 8pm;
Speakers: Aruna Roy, Social Activist, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan & Himanshu Kumar, Human Rights Activist, Dantewada, Chhatisgarh. Please join.

A list of all events under #NotInMyName planned and held so far

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Whole day program on "Paribesh Charcha-2017" with the main issues of
Jalabhumi (Wetland), Gachh Kata (Tree felling), and Occupational Disease- Silicosis

will be held by Nagarik Mancha in association with some other environment oriented organisations on 24th June 2017( Saturday) ( from 10 am to 7pm) at Sarat Smriti Sadan, (Triangular Park), Rasbehari Avenue, Kolkata. Please join.

সমর সেন স্মারক বক্তৃতা ২০১৭
ভারতীয় সংগ্রহশালা ও অনুষ্টুপ-এর যৌথ নিবেদন
বিষয় – গণতন্ত্রের রহস্য। বক্তা – গায়ত্রী চক্রবর্তী স্পিভাক। সভামুখ্য – সুপ্রিয়া চৌধুরী। বিশিষ্ট অতিথি – শঙ্খ ঘোষ।
২৪শে জুন, ২০১৭, শনিবার, বিকেল ৫টা ৩০মি। স্থান – আশুতোষ শতবার্ষিকী হল, ইন্ডিয়ান মিউজিয়াম। ২৭ জহরলাল নেহেরু রোড, কলকাতা-১৬।



Book Review: The Dictator’s Dilemma - Review by John Berthelsen
The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh - Review by Padmaparna Ghosh
Second-hand Time -By Svetlana Alexievich (Translated by Bela Shayevich) - Download (pdf/ 5.62MB)




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Recent Articles

20 Jul 2017

Trial-and-Error Taxation Causes Costly Consequences - A Cess That Cost Rs. 50,000 Crore

Raman Swamy

Students appearing for competitive exams like CAT, MAT, XAT and NMAT are often encouraged to find quick solutions of quadratic equations by the ‘Trial and Error’ method. Coaching class tutors tell them - Make a guess, try something, if it does not work, guess again. After some time your guesses will become more educated, you will make fewer errors and you will require fewer trials to arrive at the correct solution.
However, what is good for students trying to grasp the basic concepts of algebra, geometry and trigonometry can be quite disastrous for Governments in power entrusted with the task of formulating policy in a complex market economy. 
GST is not CAT, MAT, XAT. There is no justification for adopting a Trial and Error strategy when forcibly enforcing a new tax regime on a marketplace where a billion people carry out ten billion transactions every single day. 
Every wrong guess will have consequences. Every error will be costly and painful for citizens and businesses.
On Tuesday, the Government’s trial-and-error method of implementing the new GST rates had a consequence. Investors lost Rs. 50,000 crore in trade in ITC, the premier blue-chip conglomerate -- all because the GST Council suddenly imposed a new Cess on cigarettes. 
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