India  /  Published 02.11.20

In the middle of end game of fascism

All attempts are made politically and socially to make the state more powerful in a simulated war-like emergency that ruthlessly represses dissent. This requires making the media, judiciary and educat...
By Amit Bhaduri in

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.20

Uncanny parallels: Italy 1920, and India 2020

I read a lot of biographies, these often set in other countries than my own. A book I have just finished is Benedetto Croce and Italian Fascism, by the Canadian scholar, Fabio Fernando Rizi....
By Ramachandra Guha in

India  /  Published 03.09.20

Hope: on youth, not parties

Prabhat Patnaik, economist and professor emeritus at JNU in conversation with Subhoranjan Dasgupta, professor of human science: Dasgupta: In one of her recent lectures, eminent historian Ro...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 20.08.20

FB: Right tilt elsewhere too

The BJP’s counter to The Wall Street Journal’s expose of the party having received preferential treatment from Facebook has been that the social media platform is Left-leaning but experien...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.20

Yes People And No People

The world, our world, is no longer the world it used to be because the world, our world, got changed and became this world and that world and there lay in between the two worlds a chasm for the rest, ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 11.07.20

The lingering echoes of fascism

Although Jolly Mohan Kaul wrote that “the ugly face of fascism had horrified almost all shades of political opinion in India,” I can’t imagine a conversation here such as I overheard...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

India  /  Published 17.02.20

Patnaik’s lecture on fascism put on hold

A Visva-Bharati department has put on hold a lecture by Prabhat Patnaik, an eminent Marxist economist, political commentator and a fierce critic of the Narendra Modi government’s policies.“I was p...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.20

On the brink of fascism

India today is teetering on the brink of a fascist State. Until now we have had fascist elements occupying positions of power in a democratic State, but the tendency to push it in the direction of a f...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.03.20

Harmony Utsav on till March 15

Do we need communal riots, fascism or social media bickering in a modern-day country or simple things like earning well, living happily with near and dear ones and being kind and compassionate?What ma...
By The Telegraph in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.19

Conspiracy theories about media freedom

After a resounding electoral mandate, the narrative of the habitual dissenters invariably changes. The theory that caste would be the most formidable defence against majoritarianism collapsed in a hea...
By Swapan Dasgupta in


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