Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Lenin

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.

Russian communists defy lockdown to celebrate Lenin’s 150th birthday

Dozens of people marched through the Red Square to celebrate Lenin's birthday, defying lockdown in Moscow.

This is why 1 May came to be celebrated as May Day the world over

More than 65 countries have official holiday on May Day and a few others unofficially observe this day. In India, 1 May coincides with Maharashtra Day.

Lenin’s dead and desecrated. But rules on in Indian economic thought, from Rahul to Modi

The Left is on its political deathbed but its economic ideology still rules India, with Narendra Modi its newest torchbearer.

Last Laughs – Best cartoons of the day

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Tamil Nadu’s BJP unit sacks worker for vandalising Periyar statue

Tamil Nadu's BJP unit sacked one of its functionaries who was involved in vandalising Periyar's statue in Vellore.

Last Laughs – Best cartoons of the day

The best Indian cartoons of the day.

Lenin to Periyar: BJP wrongly believes razing idols will erase ideologies

From Tripura to Tamil Nadu, statues are in danger of being smashed down by self-appointed custodians of culture, citizenship and nationalism.

India used to be a country where followers of Gandhi, Hitler and Stalin fought together

We are a country where you will find followers of Gandhi and Godse living together, as do admirers of Hitler and Stalin. However, this perception of India is fast changing.

On Camera


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.


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.