Category Archives: P. Sainath

P. Sainath: Games big corporations play

Over 20,000 killed. Over half a million victims maimed, disabled or otherwise affected. Compensation of around Rs.12,414 per victim on average on the 1989 value of the rupee. ($470 million or Rs.713 crore. And that divided among 574,367 victims.) Over … Continue reading

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And then there was the market!

Author : P. Sainath, 2001, Seminar Magazine THE last years of the ’90s saw food ‘surpluses’ piling up in South Asia. It wasn’t just India with 44 million tons. Even Pakistan and Bangladesh had their moments. At one point these … Continue reading

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The 43 paise syndrome : Sainath

Ref : Seminar magazine CALL it the 43 paise syndrome. Editors of large dailies explain it this way: their newspapers cost around six rupees a copy to produce but are sold at a sixth of that sum. Of the one … Continue reading

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