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The Inspiring Legacy Of The November Revolution

The Inspiring Legacy Of The November Revolution

A hundred years ago, the world had experienced a different kind of earthquake. An unprecedented upheaval in Russia had shaken the whole world. It was a revolution where for the first time political power passed from the hands of a small caucus of the rich and the elite to a ...
Long Live The November Revolution !

Long Live The November Revolution !

The Russian Revolution – 7 November 1917. A 100 years after that momentous day, it is important to remind ourselves that that Revolution was no coup, no conspiracy. It was the greatest assertion the world has yet seen of democracy – of the urge and will of ordinary people for ...
BHU ‘Betis’ Demand Safety, Equality   Get Police Brutality In Reply

BHU ‘Betis’ Demand Safety, Equality Get Police Brutality In Reply

The women students of Banaras Hindu University are raising a vital issue of safety and equality on their campus. It is shocking that instead of heeding them the BHU VC has branded the incident of molestation and the women students’ concerns as “a political conspiracy” and unleashed a lathicharge. The ...

Defamation Suit Threat Tactic Won’t Work: Probe Jay Shah’s Dubious Business Records

— Dipankar Bhattacharya Two major charges in quick succession – questions about the state of the economy followed by the revelation of the intriguing affairs of the mysterious company ofAmit Shah’s son – have clearly given a big jolt to theModi government. Gone is the arrogant silence of the earlier ...

Kerala HC Order Banning Student Protests: Dangerous Implications For Democracy

— Kavita Krishnan An order passed by Chief Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh and Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan of the Kerala HC in a case concerning MES College, Ponnani declares that “Dharna, hunger strikes and other practices like Sathyagrah have no place in a constitutional democracy” and recommends expulsion or rustication for ...

Crony Capitalism, ‘Crazy Development’ and Callous Governance: The Unravelling of the Disastrous Modi Regime

— Dipankar Bhattacharya Ahead of the crucial Gujarat elections, the chinks in the Modi propaganda armour of Gujarat model of development continue to get brutally exposed. Indeed, the popular narrative on development that has emerged from within Gujarat and taken the social media by storm is ‘vikas gando thayo chhe’: ...

Das Kapital and Contemporary Capitalism

Arindam Sen Part II The first part of this article told the story of how Capital — the result of a lifetime of study and research — came to be written; discussed the structure, method and essential content of the great work; and then introduced the most crucial question: how ...

Spate of Attacks on Muslims And Dalits in Bihar

There has been a spate of attempts to whip up communal tension and to inflict violence on Dalits in various parts of Bihar throughout October 2017: almost half the districts of the state experienced communal tension on the occasion of Dussehra-Muharram These incidents reflect the manner in which the feudal-communal ...

‘School On The Street’ Movement

(Chandan Kumar reports on the latest phase of the Sadak Par School movement.) Hundreds of students, youth, and their guardians held the 8th phase of the right to school education campaign – Sadak Par School – in Sewtha, Nadhi and Baruna on the issues of sufficient number of teachers, textbooks, ...

Book Review // India Dissents: 3000 years of Difference, Doubt and Argument

Satya Sagar “But who really knows? Who can tell where all arose? For the Gods themselves came after Creation. Who then shall proclaim how Creation happened?” Nasadiya Sukta, Rig Veda Since Independence from colonial rule, India has emerged as a successful modern democracy, holding regular elections, with a functioning judiciary, ...

International

International Mass Shooting At Las Vegas, USA On October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, USA, a 64-year-old man, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from his 32nd-floor room in a casino onto people at a country music festival, killing 58 and injuring 546. The US is no stranger to this kind of ...

Mass Shooting At Las Vegas, USA

International On October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, USA, a 64-year-old man, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from his 32nd-floor room in a casino onto people at a country music festival, killing 58 and injuring 546. The US is no stranger to this kind of mass shooting – it happens over ...

‘Gujarat Model’ Stands Exposed: Time To Punish Its Makers

The stage is being preparedfor the crucial Gujarat elections in December 2017. For the Modi establishment, this is the home state of the much touted Gujarat model. Not only has the BJP been in power in the state uninterruptedly for the last two decades, it has successfully used it as ...

Birthday For Modi – Deathday for A Valley

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to celebrate his birthday by inaugurating the Sardar Sarovar Project – even as 40000 families who continue to be denied rehabilitation and resettlement, protested by standing night and day in the rising river water. This move was a last ditch, desperate measure by the ...

The Martyrdom of Gauri Lankesh Shall Not Be in Vain

Fearless journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was assassinated in Bengaluru on 5 September evening when she was about to enter her home in Rajarajeshwari Nagar after finishing her engagements for the day. As editor of the widely read Kannada weekly Gauri Lankesh Patrike, Gauri was a powerful voice against communal ...
Who Creates A Conducive Climate For Assassinations?

Who Creates A Conducive Climate For Assassinations?

(Article by Kavita Krishnan that appeared in The Wire on 12 September 2017) “As regards the RSS and the Hindu Mahasabha our reports do confirm that, as a result of the activities of these two bodies, particularly the former (RSS) an atmosphere was created in the country in which such ...

The Curious Case of Lt Col Purohit

The late Hemant Karkare began unraveling the saffron terror network. The probe found 37 audiotapes of meetings of the terrorist organisation Abhinav Bharat in which the Malegaon blasts accused including Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Lt Col Shrikant Purohit could be heard making detailed plans for terrorism. In the tapes, Purohit ...
Rohingyas

Rohingyas

Victims of Racial Genocide by Myanmar Government, Communal Discrimination by Indian Government no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well… you have to understand, that no one puts their children in ...

Riots By Ram Rahim Supporters

Khattar and Modi Are Responsible The courage showed by two women has resulted in justice. Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been sentenced to twenty years in prison for raping two women sadhvis in the custody of his Dera. He continues to face charges of having a brother of one of the ...

Bullet Trains for the Rich, Bulldozers for the Poor

Ever since coming to power in 2014, NarendraModi has been talking of India in 2022, the year when post-Independence India will turn 75. In fact, with the crucial elections to the Gujarat Assembly round the corner, and the government having little to show for its 2014 poll promises, 2022 has ...

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