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Modi Raj Begins – and Hard Times Kick In

Modi’s poll campaign had recklessly promised everyone the moon. Price rise, unemployment, corruption, rape – ‘Modi Sarkar’ was the answer for every woe. As Modi Raj makes itself felt, however, there are misgivings all around. The initial symptoms are pretty

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Protests in India in Solidarity With Palestine

On July 14th a peaceful protest at the Israeli embassy by AISA, RYA, NAPM, JNUSU and other groups against the Isreal’s bombardment of Gaza, was met with brutal violence by the Delhi Police. Protestors staging a sit-in at the

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Stop the killing, stop the crime- Israel out of Palestine!

The ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza has now claimed more than 500 lives of Palestinian civilians, and still counting. The abduction and killing of three Jewish young boys in the occupied West Bank is condemnable. But, instead of identifying those responsible,

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Massive Corporate Bailout in Budget

(P. Sainath, India Resists, http://www.indiaresists.com/p-sainath-on-corporate-bailout-rs-36-5-trillion-budget-2014/#sthash.PMVyInTY.dpuf) It was business as usual in 2013-14. Business with a capital B. This year’s budget document says we gave away another Rs. 5.32 lakh crores to

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PPP – Promoting Private Profits?

Just after the first railway budget of the Modi Government, Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav, in his inimitable style, commented on the budget, “just singing PPP…PPP…PPP, railway projects will not come up”. Mr. Yadav might have sounded funny but

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Modi Sarkar: Rolling Back Hard-Won Rights, Intensifying Ongoing Assaults

Even as the Parliament session begins and the Budget is soon to be presented, it is clear that the Modi government is intensifying various offensives that the UPA Government had begun; and rolling back various hard-won rights and entitlements. The

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Modi Government’s Union Budget Intensifying Attacks on People

Rail Budget Bullet Train Vs People’s Concerns The Modi Government’s first Rail Budget is a step in the direction of handing over the precious national asset of Indian Railways over to private interests and FDI – at the cost

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Red Salute, Nabarun Da!

This house of words I have built will break down weeping after I die Nothing so astounding about that I’ll be wiped away from the mirror in the home The walls will be empty of my pictures Thinking about

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Communal Politics – Recognize and Resist the Pattern

(How is the communal seed sown? How can we prevent it from taking root? To understand this, let us look at the ‘templates’ of recent instances of communal violence in some parts of the country.) Uttar Pradesh On the Boil

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Rape and Rakhi: Patriarchal-Communal Narratives

(This article first appeared on Kafila, August 11, 2014) Even as the communal cauldron in UP is kept on the boil, there is news that the RSS has launched a campaign to tie Rakhis to lakhs of Hindu men, asking them to

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Communal Violence As BJP Game Plan

(‘Communal riot’ – the phrase suggests a spontaneous clash. But what is unfolding in Uttar Pradesh and various other states is the systematic political attempt by the BJP and Sangh Parivar to manipulate every single incident – however trivial or serious – to

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Meet the newly elected JNUSU office bearers

President: Ashutosh Kumar Currently a Ph.D student in JNU, Ashutosh came to JNU in 2009 for an MA in International Studies, after completing a BA in political science from the Banaras Hindu University. His family is based in Barh, Bihar

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