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The Anointment of Modi and Yet another Resignation Drama by Advani

Mr. Advani has done it again. In the evening of his life, the sulking leader once again resigned from all his posts in the party only to withdraw it the... (read full text)

The JD(U)-BJP Split: Opportunities and Challenges for the Left in Bihar

The JD(U)-BJP alliance has finally come to an end. According to Nitish Kumar, the alliance was no longer tenable and the time had come when it had to be ‘sacrificed’... (read full text)

The Worst Attacks on Democracy Are Conducted by Its Supposed Custodians

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has described the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, which claimed the lives of several Congress leaders including Salwa Judum leader Mahendra Karma, as an ‘attack on democracy.’... (read full text)

USA and Indian Government: Stop Invading Our Privacy!

“Big Brother is Watching You.” ― George Orwell, 1984 The USA, which likes to style itself as the defender of freedom and democracy, has emerged as the real-life totalitarian ‘Big... (read full text)

Movement against gender violence enters a new phase in Bengal

For any movement to reach a point of phase transition where the critical mass shoots up and sparks spread like prairie fire across the society, a few objective conditions must... (read full text)

Patriarchal and Anti-Dalit Offensive in Tamil Nadu

For the past few months, Tamil Nadu has been witnessing an orchestrated political offensive against the rights of Dalits. There have been several instances of mob violence against Dalits, including... (read full text)

Cover Feature : Uttarakhand’s Himalayan Tragedy: Suffering for the Crimes of the Ruling Class ‘Development’ Paradigm

“Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of our human victories over nature. For each such victory nature takes its revenge on us. Each victory, it is true... (read full text)

Cover Feature : The Unfolding Disaster

The entire picture of the devastating disaster in Uttarakhand has not yet unfolded. The reports and details so far coming out are related to the Chardham pilgrim centres and their... (read full text)

Cover Feature : A Report From the Ground

Uttarakhand is in the throes of a tragic disaster. For the last three days, ever since the... (read full text)

ANALYSIS # The Emerging Japan-India Relationship:

(This article is reproduced from the Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 11, Issue 22, No. 1, June 2, 2013. The emerging India-Japan relationship has been met with extreme reactions – from enthusiasm... (read full text)

Update : Protests Continue on the Streets of Tinsukia

Since the assassination of Com. Gangaram Koul, on 25th March 2013, not a single day has passed without protests in the Tinsukia district and Assam, demanding the arrest of the... (read full text)

Update : Demonstration against Murder of Anti-liquor Activist in Uttarakhand

Sangita Malda was murdered on 29 May 2013. She was spearheading a movement against liquor smugglers in Uttarakhand – the land of anti-liquor movement with the slogan of “Nasha Nahin... (read full text)

Update : Chakka Jam of MNREGA Workers in Bihar

From the scrapping of the Amir Das Commission and acquittal of massacre-accused, dumping of the recommendations of the Land Reforms Commission, and failure to distribute 3 decimals of homestead land... (read full text)

UPDATES : Statewide Protests Demand Dissolution of Jharkhand Assembly

On June 11 CPI(ML) organised demonstrations and protests throughout Jharkhand demanding immediate dissolution of the Jharkhand Assembly and fresh elections. In the capital Ranchi protests were held at Albert Ekka... (read full text)

Turbulent Times in Turkey, Brazil and …

From a totally peaceful a sit-in at Istanbul’s Gezi Park (Taksim Square) to a country-wide militant mass movement – the rapid progress of the latest protest movement in Turkey graphically... (read full text)

On Cover : Democratise BCCI and all other Sports Bodies

The BCCI is managing the IPL spot-fixing scam much the same way the UPA government is managing the string of scams it wears shamelessly like a garland. Even though several... (read full text)

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The Game Is Up for Team Manmohan – It’s the PM who Must Go Now!

Recent revelations have once again confirmed the extent to which the UPA Government is mired in corruption and cover-ups, from a series of Ministers right up to the Prime Minister... (read full text)

Chit Fund Scam: TMC-Saradha Nexus Puts the Poor at the Mercy of Predatory Capital

On 15th April, the Bengali New Year day, a strange drama was being played out on television sets across West Bengal. Anchors and technicians of Tara Music, a popular music... (read full text)

Resist the TMC’s Authoritarian Bid to Appropriate Panchayat Power

The TMC government of West Bengal and the State Election Commission are embroiled in a protracted legal battle over the ensuing panchayat elections in the state. On the face of... (read full text)