Reading Time: 4 minutes The essence of an idea of nation lies with its imagination. The recent consistent onslaught on its idea is gravely frightening.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This comment article critiques how authoritarian narcissist personality of a populist leader and his style of governance impacts the nation. All is well when everything goes well. Victory is easy even when governance is failing the people continually.
Reading Time: 4 minutes If there is an ominous silence over the arrest of a pregnant woman like Safoora Zargar under false charges, then that’s a crime. Dissenting isn’t.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the hypocrisy and the inhuman side of the privileged Indian society, which is happy to close doors on the working class.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The big question in the era of COVID-19 pandemic for Indians is: Can we afford governments that go on and on with “business as before”?
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Brahmaputra has already started flooding. It’s just May. While Assam looks at a precarious future, the so-called “national” press is mum over its plight
Reading Time: 5 minutes In Modi’s India there has been a fundamental transformation in political discourse. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed class conflicts more acutely than ever.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Indian citizen is remoulded and turned into a non-chalant, “apolitical”, obedient and uncritical lot, which cheers the supreme leader and hails tyranny.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Modi’s “Atmanirbhar Bharat” or self-reliant India isn’t a vision of a free, self-reliant economy but of becoming a neo-colonial cheap labour-based economy.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Right wing populism is quickly emerging as a new dominant political discourse. It is radically re-constituting the uneven field of politics on which ideological battles are fought. Right-wing demagogues use a diversified repertoire of rhetorical tools to not only temporarily acquire dominance but to disaggregate frozen beliefs and re-configure them. To analyse this process of re-constitution, this article uses the vocabulary provided by George Orwell in his seminal book “1984”.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The working class is subjugated and repressed by the Hindutva fascist state during the lockdown. But this won’t end them. They will return very soon.
Reading Time: 4 minutes To make the anti-CAA agitations sustainable, an organisational architecture should be constructed to give an intellectual articulatory edge to the protests.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Is the Modi regime using the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown to establish a fascist dictatorship on India, quite nakedly than ever? What’s the truth?
Reading Time: 5 minutes The COVID-19 isn’t merely a pandemic but also a mirror in which we can see the reflection of the moribund capitalist society trying to get back on its feet.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Why the migrant workers are suffering? Why they have to walk hundreds of miles or starve? Does India has no resource to provide them relief? What facts say?
Reading Time: 6 minutes While all mainstream political parties are toeing the government’s line following the COVID-19 outbreak, why is it the right time to question the power?
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s a time when the privileged are saving their class self-isolating while poor people are struggling for two pieces of bread
Reading Time: 3 minutes The human race is stunned by the unprecedented rage of a virus. Moreover, the rightwing governments are utilising the opportunity to curb democratic rights.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The media showed Constable Sunaina Patel fighting Maoists in Bastar despite being eight-month-pregnant but none asked why she didn’t get maternity leave.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The conspicuous silence of Arvind Kejriwal and his passive approach towards the anti-Muslim pogrom in northeast Delhi is quite alarming and obnoxious.