Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicLeft-Wing

Topic: Left-Wing

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.

RSS-backed NGO blames Left-wing, Christian missionary groups for Palghar lynching

Vivek Vichar Manch’s fact-finding inquiry reports says the incident was not spontaneous, and that ‘real culprits aligned to Left-wing or other political parties are not yet touched’.

Stretching the Overton Window from Amit Shah to Shaheen Bagh

If we didn’t have Shaheen Bagh, the centre for a populist like Arvind Kejriwal would have been further on the Right.

No soft Hindutva, no Left Revolution, Kejriwal establishing a new centre in Indian politics

If Arvind Kejriwal's pragmatic soft-nationalism does well in Delhi election, then it will offer a template for national and regional politics to counter the BJP’s rise.

For free-thinking JNU, lack of diversity in faculty, students, courses has been a curse

During its formative years, faculty appointments at JNU were made keeping in mind the candidate’s Left leanings. Over time, this didn’t serve JNU well.

You can’t cancel Modi, RSS: Why US-style identity politics won’t help Indian liberals’ fight

A corrosive strain of American Left-wing identity politics has taken root among the progressive sections of the young, urban elite in India. But it won’t defeat RSS.

Sabarimala temple opens today but Kerala’s Leftist government makes a U-turn on women’s entry

The Lord Ayyappa temple will open for the two-month long pilgrim season, but Kerala Tourism Minister says women and activists need a court order for entry.

India’s Right-wing doesn’t mind different voices within. That’s what separates it from Left

Pondy Lit Fest organiser disagrees with Abhijit Iyer-Mitra’s observation that India’s Right needs a ‘binding glue’ to take on narratives set by the Left.

Pondy Lit Fest shows India’s Right-wing has more disagreements within

The 2nd edition of Pondy Lit Fest, attended by leading Right-wing figures like Swapan Dasgupta, Kanchan Gupta and Tavleen Singh, saw huge on-stage fights.

New study reveals people on the Left and Right are more similar than they think

Extremity in either direction can lead us to see the world in black and white, and forget to appreciate those crucial shades of grey in between.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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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