Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicCommunism

Topic: Communism

CPI was first communist party in world to win election. Then came its identity crisis and fall

Within a decade of coming to power in Kerala in 1957, the cracks in the Communist Party were showing. A British 'spy', Nehru, and China made them wider.

Revisioning India’s future? Start with Marxism, without the baggage

For the younger Indians, Marxism is a weird, extremist and extinct ideology of the past. Here's how you can recover what is valuable in Marxist ideology.

Years before Modi, Comrade Jyoti Basu visited Israel and compelled Left to change stance

Not only Jyoti Basu, Jayaprakash Narayan, Rabindranath Tagore and JB Kripalani also saw something special in Israel.

Nehru said there’s no middle road between fascism and communism. Bose thought otherwise

In his writings and speeches, Subhas Chandra Bose was sarcastic about parliamentary system, calling it mid-Victorian democracy.

Dharma, Hinduness, rashtra — a glossary on Hindutva-Hinduism debate & what it means for RSS

New Delhi: Detractors who term ‘Hindutva’ an aggressive and political ideology have again kicked off a debate over ‘Hinduism vs Hindutva’ and ‘soft vs...

A Communist Ram Rajya? Satyabhakta is a forgotten figure of ‘Hindu Left’

Satyabhakta was a marginalised and maligned figure in Indian communism, who challenged the monopolistic single-mindedness of communism's official practitioners.

Soviet-era posters to raised fist artwork — BJP using Left symbols to be Bengal ‘insider’

After being branded ‘band of outsiders’ by the TMC, the BJP in Bengal faces a historical emptiness it is trying to overcome through its digital campaign.

Saying ‘Lal Salam’ now counts as sedition. Is Che Guevara T-shirt next?

The National Investigation Agency has cited use of phrases like “comrade” and “Lal Salam” as evidence for sedition charges against student leader Bittu Sonowal.

Yogendra Yadav gets my Communism grudge right. But prescribes snake oil for India: Shekhar Gupta

My argument is not with Communism. It is with the political economy that the eminent signatories of Mission Jai Hind believe in.

Shekhar Gupta ko gussa kyun aata hai? He is a victim of Communism and Cold War anxieties

On our Seven-Point Action Plan for India in this hour of lockdown crisis, Shekhar Gupta needs to cut the ideological clutter and focus on the real questions.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.