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The Billionaire Beneficiaries of BJP’s Schemes

The Billionaire Beneficiaries of BJP’s Schemes The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s numerous schemes meant for ordinary Indians—farmers, youth, women and others—have received a great deal of publicity from the government and a fair amount of criticism from the public for their failure.   Yet, there is one highly successful scheme of the BJP government…

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Book Release: “The RSS: A Menace to India”

Book Release: “The RSS: A Menace to India” Scholar, lawyer and author Abdul Ghafoor Noorani’s latest book The RSS: A Menace to India, published by Leftword Books, was released in New Delhi on April 2, 2019. It’s a well written, comprehensive, research-intensive deep-dive book about one of India’s biggest and most secretive organisations.   Speaking…

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Writers, Scientists, Filmmakers, Theatre Artists Appeal to Vote Out Hate Politics

Writers, Scientists, Filmmakers, Theatre Artists Appeal to Vote Out Hate Politics Hundreds of writers, theatre artists, scientists and filmmakers have issued appeals stressing that the coming elections are crucial for the future of our country, the spectre of fascism looms over the country, and appealing to the people of the country to vote against inequality,…

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Is India’s Democracy Being Sold Through Electoral Bonds?

Is India’s Democracy Being Sold Through Electoral Bonds? In response to the petition filed by Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury before the Supreme Court with regards to the electoral bonds, the BJP-led central government said in an affidavit that the decision to issue electoral bonds would promote transparency in funding and…

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Islamophobia, Theirs and Ours

Islamophobia, Theirs and Ours The massacre at Christchurch in New Zealand has forced European countries into deep introspection. New Zealanders are bewildered as to how and why such a horror could visit their country. In Australia, the birthplace of the accused, people are being asked to look at the reality of increasing malice and hatred…

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What can Karl Marx Offer to the 21st Century?

What can Karl Marx Offer to the 21st Century? Eric Hobsbawm, the well-known historian, recalls how George Soros once asked him about what Hobsbawm thought of Karl Marx. This was at the turn of the 21st century.   Surprised, and also aware that there was hardly any meeting ground between the billionaire hedge-funds wizard and…

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Appeal to Non-BJP Opposition Parties Regarding 2019 Elections

Appeal to Non-BJP Opposition Parties Regarding 2019 Elections The coming 2019 may prove to be a watershed in India’s political history, as were the 1977 elections forty-two years ago.  In 1977, elections were held after a declared Emergency, during which the Constitution was suspended, political activity disallowed and opposition leaders and activists imprisoned. The success…

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India: Liberal Democracy and the Extreme Right

India: Liberal Democracy and the Extreme Right (Note: This article is excerpted from a longer article, and we are publishing it as a single piece rather than in two parts because of its importance.)   The Indian polity of today seems to be undergoing a historically unprecedented process: the irresistible rise of the extreme right…

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Why Universal Basic Income is Fraught With Serious Problems

Linking Aadhaar to Bank Accounts will Destroy the Banking System With Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s announcement recently at Raipur that his party had taken a “historic decision” to introduce an income guarantee scheme for the poor, and with the general anticipation that the Narendra Modi government’s last budget will also announce an income support scheme…

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The Challenge of Fascism

The Challenge of Fascism With the gradual coming together of the opposition, hope has been generated across the country in recent days that the BJP can be defeated. This hope was first generated in a big way when the BJP was soundly defeated in the bypolls held across ten states in the country in mid-2018….