Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicIndian Left

Topic: Indian Left

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.

PM Modi is right about stopping second wave. Lift controls on Covid vaccination now

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Umar Khalid’s arrest shuts a democratic option for a generation of Indian Muslims

Umar Khalid looks beyond the revolutionary fantasies of a violent overthrow of the Indian State and is willing to engage with the messy ways of democratic politics.

Why foreign media loves anti-BJP, champagne socialists as columnists

Op-eds of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Gulf News, The Guardian and others are mostly written by Modi-hating Indians like Rana Ayyub and Swati Chaturvedi.

This is how India’s Left and Right read Covid-19 numbers differently

The answer to if India is managing the coronavirus pandemic or is it getting out of hand keeps changing depending on the indicator one chooses to assess.

Prakash Karat has led CPM towards a historic blunder by shooting down Congress alliance

Indian communists have come to regret many political blunders – from opposing Quit India to supporting Emergency. Saying no to anti-Modi alliance could be another.

Minus the Left

If the elections in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry go the way they are headed right now, they could potentially alter our national political equations, and set a much more interesting stage for 2014.

Will the bully now do what bullies usually do when their bluff is called?

A deadly combination of political inexperience, ideological rigidity and personal hubris has brought the King Canutes of the Left to an interesting turning point.

On Camera

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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