EDITORIAL

Resist BJP’s Agenda of Yoking Yoga to Communal Politics

The long-standing global appeal of yoga as an easy and affordable choice for staying fit and healthy has now been recognised by the UN with the declaration of June 21 as the International Yoga Day. The interest and participation witnessed on

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Crony Capitalist Nexus Between Lalit Modi and Modi Government, BJP

The UPA Government lost credibility and earned people’s anger for the series of scams stemming from its crony capitalist nexus with corporations. Within a year of the Modi Government, it has become apparent that the Modi Government and BJP

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One Year of Modi Rule: Talking Development, Delivering Distress

It is now one full year since Narendra Modi became India’s Prime Minister. The megalomania and messianic rhetoric that became hallmarks of the 2014 Modi campaign have reached new shocking heights in this one year. Just consider this sample Modi-speak

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ANSWER MODI’S CORPORATE-COMMUNAL ASSAULT WITH A RESOLUTE CAMPAIGN FOR LAND AND LABOUR RIGHTS

Defying widespread opposition and peasant demonstrations across the country, the Modi government has gone ahead to table the land acquisition bill in the Lok Sabha. Given the numerical balance in the Lok Sabha, the bill has also been passed. For

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Modi’s Misogyny is Not A Slip of the Tongue

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced international outrage and criticism when he remarked about Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, that “Despite being a woman, she has declared zero tolerance for terrorism.” This remark is rightly being criticized for

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Why Does the Modi Government Feel Threatened by Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle?

In the latest instance of saffron crackdown on dissent and freedom of expression, the IIT Madras de-recognised the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle, after the Modi Government’s MHRD forwarded an anonymous complaint about the group to the IITM Director and

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One Year of Modi Rule : The Acche Din Hype Unravels

The self-congratulatory cacophony generated by the Modi government and the BJP to celebrate the first anniversary of Modi’s 2014 ascent to power makes us wonder if the BJP believes that time stood still for the last one year. Even as

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Vol. 18, No. 22

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In lieu of Editorial : Let Us Make 2012 A Year of Heightened Struggles and Powerful Initiatives

As the first year of the second decade of the twenty-first century draws to a close, we can see a welcome upswing in popular struggles across the world. Reeling under economic recession, corporate loot and dictatorial rule, the people have

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Anti-Corruption Movement: Popular Resolve Must Overcome Team Anna’s Predicament

In April 2011, the Anna Hazare phenomenon had suddenly taken India by a storm. The idea of a powerful anti-corruption institutional watchdog tapped into the simmering anger of the Indian people and ‘Team Anna’ emerged as the most visible centre of

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International Women’s Day And the Women’s Movement in India

Woman is born in chains, but everywhere she is fighting to be free. It is a world-historic struggle being waged in different ways in different national settings. In our country the peculiar Indian version of neoliberal model of growth preserves,

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Budget Session 2012 and Beyond

The annual budget session this year began somewhat belatedly in March against a challenging political backdrop for the Congress and the ruling UPA coalition at the centre. It was quite clear from the outset that the government reeling under the

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