(Liberation salutes Ram Karan Nirmal, Amrendra Kumar Arya and Surendra Nigam, the three students who raised slogans against Modi at the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Convocation. The students, protesting Modi’s silence on Rohith Vemula’s suicide, raised slogans of “Modi, go back,” “Modi Murdabad,” “Inquilab zindabad, Phule Ambedkar zindabad,” and “Rohith
On 2nd Cover: Communal propaganda and violence by the Sangh Parivar continue unabated, as the Sangh outfits feel emboldened by the Modi Government at the Centre. Stirring the Communal Pot in Western UP Here, the RSS and BJP have an eye on the 2017 Assembly polls, and are emboldened by the UP
(Tribute to the noted scientist, mathematician and philosopher of science Richard Levins, by Pankaj Mehta, reproduced with thanks from Jacobin magazine, 22 January 2016). Richard Levins, the great radical and scientist, passed away on January 19. Levins was a profound thinker who made foundational contributions to scientific and intellectual fields
(Tribute to renowned Marxist historian and scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood by Vivek Chibber, reproduced with thanks from Jacobin magazine, 15 January 2016). Ellen Meiksins Wood passed away yesterday (14 January – ed/) after a long struggle with cancer. Wood was a thinker of extraordinary range, writing with authority on ancient
We live in times when an elected Prime Minister addresses an audience of trained doctors, and tells them ostensibly in all seriousness, that the existence of the Hindu god Ganesha is proof enough that Indians invented plastic surgery. Never mind the obvious fact that Ganesha is a mythological figure, the
The Odd Even Scheme has met with general public support in Delhi and has definitely resulted in less traffic congestion in Delhi, if not yet in significantly lower pollution. Yet, in spite of the positive response and public cooperation, the scheme was withdrawn by the Delhi Government on 15 January.
Workers’ organized agitations are once again emerging in SIDCUL, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand). This industrial area is an important production centre of well-known auto manufacturing companies like Tata, Mahindra, Bajaj, etc. Recognition of trade unions has become a central issue for the workers here. Three workers’ leaders from Mahindra were removed illegally after