The history of the Communist movement in India in the past 100 years has certain common characteristics like the Communist parties in other countries which arose after the formation of the Communist International in 1919. The Communist Party in India was born and emerged in the phase of severe repression by the British colonial rule... read more
THE century, since the formation of the Communist Party of India, constitutes a glorious chapter in the history of modern India – a history of fierce struggles, immense sacrifices of countless revolutionaries during the freedom struggle and subsequently, and significant contributions in bringing people’s issues on to the natio... read more
Patna: Communal tension gripped Bihar's town Jehanabad on Thursday following violent clashes during immersion of Durga idols. Security forces have been heavily deployed in the town, as markets and educational institutions remained closed and roads deserted, police said...... read more
2019 is the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhiji remains the unparalleled mass leader of the Indian people. He successfully mobilized people from the whole of India’s vast diversity in the struggle for independence from British colonial rule.
As my generation grew up in post-ind... read more
THE GST Council, in its 37th session on September 20, 2019 in Goa, chaired by the union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and attended by the finance ministers of all states, has taken urgent steps in slashing down the tariff rates in starred hotels to encourage hospitality industry and tourism, particularly foreign tourism. This was th... read more
THE anti-colonial struggle saw the emergence of a pan-Indian national consciousness that was superimposed upon a pre-existing “nationality” consciousness based on linguistic regions. The pan-Indian national consciousness in other words was superimposed upon a Bengali or Gujarati or Tamil or Odiya consciousness; and the anti-co... read more
THE publication of final NRC in Assam has drawn the attention of the whole country. Not only now but for last couple of years, with the publication of first draft, stories related to NRC are hitting the headlines in all forms of media. The question of ‘stateless’ people it may create has been keenly watched by the internationa... read more
WITH Dr Manmohan Singh resurfacing on the political landscape and articulating once more the orthodox neoliberal position, one can now clearly discern three distinct perspectives on the current economic slowdown.
The first is the orthodox neoliberal position that Dr Singh has now articulated. This states that the crisis is a consequ... read more