Thursday, 7 July, 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.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

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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