Students vote during a general assembly at Nanterre's university, outside Paris, France. Students continue to occupy campuses across France to protest university admission reforms that they fear threaten university access for high school graduates.

AP Photo/Michel Euler

Rail workers and civil servants demonstrate in Marseille, southern France. Thousands of people marched in protest at French President Emmanuel Macron's reforms as rail strikes and student protests continue to shake the country.

AP Photo/Claude Paris

Students wearing boxes reading "Struggle, Students, Violence, Duty, Movement, State," perform in front of a blocked entry at the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) or Sciences Po, in Paris, France. French students intensified blockades of universities over the government's reform.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

A man wearing a mask of of French President Emmanuel Macron attends a demonstration in Paris.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva at a session on India’s Business Reforms, at the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi.

PTI Photo / PIB

Thousands of demonstrators gather on the Kossuth Square demanding system-level changes in Hungary's education in Budapest, Hungary.


Susan Clark of Santa Monica, California, who opposes health care reform, stands with a red hand painted over her mouth to represent what she said is socialism taking away her choices and rights, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on the final day of arguments regarding the health care law signed by President Barack Obama.

AP Photo/ Charles Dharapak


Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram during a press conference after cabinet meeting in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Subhav Shukla

A girl watches as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the nation on the current economic situation of the country, at an electronics showroom in Mumbai. Singh’s address to the nation came after the Trinamool Congress party pulled out of the ruling coalition protesting the decision to allow foreign retail chains to come into the country.

AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia at the Full Planning Commission Meeting for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chairs the Full Planning Commission Meeting for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) in New Delhi. After unleashing big bang reforms measures in the last two days, Singh said it will take "courage and some risks" to break the policy logjam and strongly favoured higher FDI and FII flows.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

A man walks past unattended teller counters at a deserted bank during a two-day strike in New Delhi. Employees of public sector banks began a two-day nationwide strike to protest against banking sector reform proposals.

AP Photo/ Saurabh Das

Activists of Revolutionary Students and Youth Front (RSYF) being arrested by the police for protesting in front of the Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI) demanding reforms in school education in Chennai.

PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar

Sandeep Adhwaryu

Sandeep Adhwaryu

Low Marks: “Reforms has no human face.... The entire system is corrupt,” says Ashok Mitra

Sandipan Chatterjee

Ringside view Shankar Acharya, a staunch supporter of the reforms

Sanjay Rawat

Powers that be Will the real reforms please be implemented?

Jitender Gupta