Books  /  Published 18.03.22

Prisoner of hope

Book name: The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan Author name: By Bimal Prasad and Sujata Prasad Publisher: Vintage Price: Rs 799 Given the colossal range of his political lif...
By Argha Kr Banerjee

News  /  Published 28.02.22

Teaching science using ‘no-cost, low-cost materials’ for experiments

Samar Bagchi, who calls himself a young man of 90, speaks excitedly about a trip to a village in Bankura district about a month ago. He was visiting Soumya Sengupta, a primary school teacher, in Radha...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.22

Made in India: democracy

The Narendra Modi government seems to have decided to follow China — at least on some things. More than four decades after China under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping declared its system as &ldq...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.22

The audacious hegemonism of Xi Jinping

It was not surprising that China’s all-powerful president, Xi Jinping, devoted his online address to the World Economic Forum to attacking the new Cold War mentality that is impeding his country...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Books  /  Published 08.08.21

Parsi Petrel

If Bhikhaiji (Cama) was the best-known Parsi revolutionary of the twentieth century, Kobad Ghandy is probably her closest 21st century counterpart. The police identified him as a politburo member of t...
By Coomi Kapoor


Opinion  /  Published 09.07.21

The passing of the Vietnam generation

Occasionally, an event takes place which illuminates in a flash of light the appalling injustice amidst which we live in this world every day of our lives. Such an event changes the way we look at the...
By Prabhat Patnaik

West Bengal  /  Published 16.11.20

An icon who stood by Left till the end

In an industry where stardom is worn on the sleeves, Soumitra Chatterjee, considered second only to Uttam Kumar, never shied away from voicing his Marxist leanings till his last days. In a signed art...
By Joyjit Ghosh in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.19

Can we make communism relevant again?

Sir — One agrees with Ramachandra Guha’s view that communist thought should be indigenized (“Homely traditions”, June 22). Karl Marx’s economic theory was designed for an industrialized nati...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.19

Remembering Solzhenitsyn in Putin's Russia

Dialectics at times is self-ridiculing. The birth centenary of the Nobel laureate and Russian novelist, Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, was on December 11, 2018. The Novosibirsk regional committee o...
By Sankar Ray

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.20

Covid-19 throws open three options

The rapid spread of Covid-19 worldwide from its original epicentre in Wuhan, China, has exposed the limits and vulnerability of State suppression. While violent political measures — such as the 1989...
By A. Raghuramaraju


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