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Capitalism needs reform, not the risk of revolution

Critics haven't done a good job in defining capitalism in the rush to bash it.
Residents stand in line at a volunteer humanitarian aid camp set up for medical treatments in the Macarao neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela | Adriana Loureiro Fernandez/Bloomberg

Venezuela represents the failure of the Left

While many on the Left are now keen to disavow any connection to the Venezuelan disaster, their earlier enthusiasm is on the record.
George Fernandes shares a laugh with Sharad Yadav in 1988 | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

George sahab taught me the rough and tumble of politics, got me my first poll ticket

RLP chief Sharad Yadav remembers George Fernandes as the man who inducted him into politics, a revolutionary with a zeal for passionate speeches.
Tamil Nadu farmers during a march in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Socialism, not secularism, is the central fault line of Indian politics

What’s the best way for the people to move up in life? That is the main swing question in 2019 – as it is in every election.
Algu Rai Shastri

Algu Rai Shastri: The socialist who vociferously denounced English as a foreign language

Algu Rai Shastri, a member of the Constituent Assembly, was against forced religious conversions and known for denouncing views of religious minorities.
Ram Manohar Lohia | Commons

Dalit leaders have failed to acknowledge Ram Manohar Lohia’s work on social justice

Unlike other socialist leaders, Ram Manohar Lohia did not confine himself to the class factor only.
File photo of Bhagat Singh | Commons

Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the freedom fighter everyone loves

On his 111th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks back at what made Bhagat Singh a revolutionary, and why he is still such a revered figure in India.
Representational image | Bloomberg

Reminder: Government overreach in economy is a recipe that generally hurts citizens

A classic example of overregulation was India’s licence raj. Dismantling it made the private sector dynamic & ensured healthier growth.
Nehru addressing a crowd

Talk Point: Nehru’s pragmatic approach to foreign policy will continue to endure

Jawaharlal Nehru was a successful leader of his time. The important thing to remember is the expression “of his time”.

On Camera

File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.