Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicJyoti Basu

Topic: Jyoti Basu

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 called Kolkata ‘nightmare city’. Now, Bengal worships freedom with inter-party violence

From Gandhi to Jyoti Basu to Didi, Bengal's back is broken by political violence, says Sugato Hazra in 'Losing the Plot'.

Jyoti Basu, the beacon of Indian Communism who almost became prime minister

On his 105th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks back at the life of Jyoti Basu, the Leftist stalwart who ruled West Bengal as chief minister for 23 years.

40 yrs ago, the Left mercilessly massacred Dalit Bengalis. Now, it’s back to haunt them

The Marichjhapi massacre is becoming a symbol of all that is wrong with Left politics.

The Left massacre of migrant Hindus in Bengal that was bigger than 2002 & 1984

Not much is known about the Marichjhapi massacre that took place under the Jyoti Basu government on a tiny island in the Sundarbans where Hindu refugees had settled.

With Ashok Mitra’s passing, India loses one of its fiercest Marxist economists

The former West Bengal finance minister was a fiery politician, an equally zealous academician, and a proud Communist.

CPI(M) sinking into oblivion after two years under Yechury

As general secretary of CPI(M), Sitaram Yechury was expected to steer the party in a fresh direction and help it reinvent itself. But he has proved to be as much a failure as his dogmatic predecessor Prakash Karat. RUHI TEWARI

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

A Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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