Fidel Castro
Opinion  /  Published 22.04.21

Change of guard: Cuba

Cuba’s revolution is history; the revolutionaries, too, are now becoming part of the past. Cuba without a Castro at its helm may have been inconceivable even a few years ago. Yet, the country ha...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

Memories of date with Diego

So unpredictable was Maradona that the 2017 trip almost did not happen. “The day he signed the contract my son was born and I named him Diego.  Maradona was delighted to know that. Yet he c...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.11.20

'I am Fidelista to my death'

As I stepped up to take the penalty in Cuba’s national soccer stadium, a bloated but grinning Diego Maradona wiped and placed the ball, whispered words of advice and clasped his hands in prayer....
By Andrew Cawthorne

Opinion  /  Published 01.08.20

Limitless power

The term, ‘cult of personality’, is thought to have been first used with regard to the Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin. Stalin died in 1953, after more than two decades in power; three years...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.19

Cuba: A long war and a short film

On February 7, 1962, the United States of America imposed a trade and economic embargo on Cuba, which continues to this day. Deeply offended at the existence of the ‘communist menace’ just 90 mile...
By Vidyarthy Chatterjee

Books  /  Published 08.11.19

Fidel Castro: A biography

The biography of Fidel Castro -- Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary -- by Jonathan Hansen is an interesting addition to writings on Castro, although even a cursory internet search will r...
By Kunal Chattopadhyay in Calcutta


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