Obituary : Professor Tulsi Ram # Comrade Rajarshi Dasgupta

Professor Tulsi Ram Professor Tulsi Ram’s untimely demise at the age of 65 years took place on 13 February at Rockland Hospital in Faridabad. Till his last breath he continued ... (read full text)

Winds of Change in Greece: the Battle Goes On

“My country has suffered a humanitarian catastrophe that is unprecedented during peacetime, but we are also the country that is closest to reversing the policies that have brought us to ... (read full text)

Defeat the Modi Design of Governance by Ordinance

One of Modi’s pet pronouncements after coming to power in May 2014 was ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’. By the end of the year, the meaning of the slogan became quite ... (read full text)

Land Grab Ordinance

The past decade has seen sustained struggles by farmers, adivasis, and displaced people against acquisition of agricultural land across the country by various companies, corporate houses, and governments. The adivasi ... (read full text)

Wooing Foreign Corporations, Criminalizing Dissent

As India approaches Republic Day, the corporate-communal shadows over the Indian Republic and Indian democracy become darker. The Modi Government, even as it dilutes protections for India’s workers, farmers and ... (read full text)

Disenfranchising the Poor and Marginalized

The BJP Government in Rajasthan has, days before panchayat polls in the State, introduced an ordinance mandating minimum educational qualifications for Panchayat candidates. According to the ordinance, a candidate should ... (read full text)

Clean Chit to Amit Shah : Getting Away with Murder

A special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation has declared that BJP president Amit Shah will not face prosecution in the murder cases of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauserbi ... (read full text)

Saffronization Threatens Science

Who controls the past, controls the future.. . Who controls the present controls the past.- George Orwell. Concocting past ‘glories’ does injustice to the real scientific achievements of ancient India, ... (read full text)

Victory for Jadavpur Students’ Hokkolorob Struggle

(The Hokkolorob movement is a remarkable landmark in students’ and people’s movements in India. It is significant for its emphasis on gender justice; its ability to forge and maintain unity ... (read full text)

Communal Politics With Women’s Wombs

It was Sakshi Maharaj, BJP MP from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, who kick-started the most recent bout of Hindutva hate and fear-mongering against the supposed ‘dangers’ to Hinduism from the ... (read full text)

Islamophobia And ‘Free Speech’ Hypocrisy

(In this feature we seek to examine the Islamophobia and racism in Europe that have escalated with the Paris attacks, and the hypocrisy of various regimes as well as right-wing ... (read full text)

Rewinding the Battle of Algiers in the Shadow of the Attack on Charlie Hebdo

(Reproduced with thanks from the Critical Legal Thinking blog, 14 January 2015) The only way forward is to fight against the realities of Islamophobia by fighting for the realization of ... (read full text)

A Silenced Writer in the Land of Periyar

Dinamalar, a popular Tamil daily, carried a news item on January 13 titled ‘Perumal Murugan, the controversial writer, apologised’. During peace talks held, Perumal Murugan tendered an unconditional apology for ... (read full text)

Mr VC, Lucknow University Withdraw Expulsion of Student Activist for Organising Talk on Women’s Freedom!

(Text of a petition against the expulsion of AISA’s UP State President Sudhanshu Bajpai from Lucknow University) Dear Mr VC, When the whole world is demanding the protection of freedom ... (read full text)

Why Does the RSS Fear PK?

What accounts for the immense popularity of the Raj Kumar Hirani film ‘PK’, starring Aamir Khan? The film has broken box office records, emerging as the highest Bollywood grosser ever. ... (read full text)

Grim Reality of ‘Make in India’

(Even as the Modi Government woos MNCs to ‘Make in India’, promising them ‘low cost manufacture’ and further weakening labour law implementation, several recent struggles and reports from across India ... (read full text)

Updates : Historic Strike Against Coal Ordinance

(India’s coal mine workers held a historic two-day all-India strike against central government's move of denationalization and privatization of coal industry through the Coal Ordinance. This was the first major ... (read full text)

TRIBUTE : Rajni Kothari

Veteran political scientist and civil libertarian, Rajni Kothari passed away on 19th January 2015. He was 87. His book, Politics in India (1970) is a classic that is required reading ... (read full text)

On Second Cover : Burial of Planning Commission # Encouraging Competitive Federalism, Ending Balanced Development

One of the first moves of the Modi government in 2015 was to replace the 64-year old Planning Commission with the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Ayog. This is ... (read full text)