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COVER FEATURE // The Message of September 2 : Secure Land & Labour Rights, Stop Sanghi Subversion

On September 2 India witnessed a powerful general strike cutting across most sectors of the economy and civil administration. The strike had been called jointly by central trade unions and supported actively by almost all sections of the Indian Left. Initially,

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Turning Campuses Or Factories Into Jails Is Not Only Undemocratic, It Is Also Unsafe

Is it really so difficult to understand that education requires creativity, freedom, a willingness to flout rules and think out of the box? And that stifling ‘discipline,’ punishing nonconformity and diversity and publicly shaming students who don’t toe the

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‘The Static Perishes, The Dynamic Perishes Not’

(In memory of Prof. Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi via a journey through Sharana literature’) Talking about the society of his time, Basveshwar tells his sister Naglambike, “Yes, sister. It seems as though in the society of bad people, it is the

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BOOK : A Tamil Novel Every Indian Needs to Read

The heinous Coimbatore bombings occurred on Saturday, 14 February 1998. A total of 58 people were killed and over 200 injured in the 12 bomb attacks in 11 places, all within a 12 kilometer radius. It was said that the bombs were planted by Muslim organization and

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Adivasis' Rights Under Attack in India August 9 marks International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. It is also Quit India Day, a landmark of India’s freedom struggle. Ironically, India’s indigenous peoples, the adivasis of India, who fought heroic

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COVER FEATURE : Ranveer Sena Terrorists Caught on Camera by Cobrapost

Public Secrets Now Proven The ‘Operation Black Rain’ film released by the web portal Cobrapost, based on secretly filmed boasts of the Ranveer Sena terrorists with detailed accounts of massacres of Dalit and oppressed caste labourers in the 1990s, has

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COVER FEATURE : Petition In SC Against NIA Soft-Pedalling of Sanghi Terror Cases

Activist Harsh Mander has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the NIA’s soft-pedalling of the terrorism cases in which activists of RSS and its sister organizations are implicated. The petition is based on Special Public Prosecutor Rohini

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COVER FEATURE :// Bhagalpur Riots Revisited : A Quarter Century of Deception and Injustice

On the concluding day of the last session of the Bihar Assembly before the forthcoming elections, the Nitish Kumar government tabled the report of Justice NN Singh commission on the 1989-90 Bhagalpur riots. The government had received the report in

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COVER FEATURE : Sri Krishna Commission Report Into 1992-93 Mumbai Communal Riots: A Summary And Excerpts

What Triggered The Violence The Sri Krishna Commission Report firmly holds the demolition of the Babri Masjid on 6 December 1992, and the subsequent ‘victory processions’ with provocative speeches by Shiv Sena leaders in Mumbai, events that triggered the first phase of

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COVER FEATUR : Double Standards Can Never Be Justice

Several recent events have raised fundamental questions about the nature of ‘justice’ in India. The hanging of Yakub Memon was presented as an example of ‘justice’ and ‘rule of law.’ Citizens appealing for mercy were told that the families of

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CPI(ML) Victories: In the Face of All Odds

The CPI(ML), it must be remembered, had no spin doctors hired at exorbitant expense to run a high-decibel media campaign. It had no huge hoardings, no vans playing videos, and no helicopters, no TV coverage of leaders’ election speeches,

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Obituary : Remembering Praful Bidwai

We mourn the sudden demise of renowned journalist, noted columnist, anti-nuclear activist and Left political commentator Praful Bidwai. Known to speak truth to the powers that be, he always wrote and spoke what he truly believed in, without fearing the

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