Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicCommunism

Topic: Communism

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.

Disaster of communism overshadowed damage done by slavery and colonialism

In Capital and Ideology, Thomas Piketty writes on the ‘naturalisation’ of disparity by the elites and how history proves them wrong.

On Camera

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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