Category: March 2014

In Memory

In Memory of Martyrs – Charu Mazumdar At midnight of 4th and 5th August the police captured Comrade Saroj Dutta and on that very night shot him dead secretly. Chairman has said: “It is not hard for one to do a bit of good. What...

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Films and Causes: Anand Patwardhan’s Journey

(Documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan, on receiving the V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival, 2014, reflects on the achievements and failures of his films and the causes and people...

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Fact-finding team into Birbhum Gangrape At Labhpur in Birbhum in West Bengal, on 21 January night, a 20-year old adivasi woman was gang-raped by 13man reportedly after a village ‘salishi sabha’ (akin to khap panchayat), decided...

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Jandavedari Rallies In Bihar

The series of Jandavedari rallies being organized in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar began on 8 February in Samastipur with the biggest people’s mobilization ever seen at Patel Maidan. Huge rallies also took place on 9...

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Perpetuating Inequality and Jobless Growth

(The writer is an independent journalist, educator and documentary film-maker. This article is based on columns he has written for Asian Age/Deccan Chronicle.) Indian society was always unequal. In recent years, although the...

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A Duty of Honour

(Excerpts from Rosa Luxemburg’s article, November 1918. Rosa and Karl Liebknecht, imprisoned for their opposition to the First World War, were freed from jail as a result of a revolutionary uprising of German workers in November...

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Capital Punishment is Barbarism Not Justice

On the 21st of January 2014, the Supreme Court of India passed a judgment which has widely been recognized as historic: the highest court in the country commuted the death sentences of fifteen convicts languishing in different...

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Arrest Terror Mastermind RSS Chief Bhagwat

Investigative Agencies Must Drop Double Standards Swami Aseemanand, a key accused in five terror attack cases, has revealed in his interview with Caravan magazine that these terrorist acts were sanctioned by the RSS and its...

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