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Union Budget 2023-24 reduced welfare spending and didn’t infuse any hope

The Union Budget 2023-24 was Nirmala Sitharaman's last full-fledged budget with no scope of happiness for the poor. Rather, it comes with rhetoric and attempts to divert the people's attention from the core issues.
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What does Hindenburg Research’s report on the Adani group reveal?

The Hindenburg Research's report on the Adani Group has exposed the tip of an iceberg, but it's not the only capitalist entity into stock manipulation, which is normal practice among corporates.
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Why the BBC documentary on Modi isn’t what it should be?

Although the Indian opposition is going gaga over the recent BBC documentary on Modi, in reality, it's quite a useless piece of propaganda that can end up helping the BJP polarise its disgruntled voter base.
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China’s covid outbreak story: How bad is the situation?

China's covid situation has been blown out of proportion by the western mainstream media at a time when the US and Japan are in sheer crisis.
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Feelings of a Migrant Child

A displaced Afghan child named Yusuf writes to God, complaining about his condition. This work of fiction raises some disturbing questions.
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GM mustard approval stirs a hornet’s nest and rings an eerie alarm

The GEAC's recommendation for GM mustard cultivation has stirred a hornet's rest, bringing even the RSS's farmers' wing against the BJP.
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Why did Putin call the US and the West Satan and neo-colonial exploiters?

Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech during the accession of the new regions exposed the West and its evil agenda. Read to learn more.
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Iran’s ‘hijab rebellion’: A critical analysis

Iran's 'hijab rebellion' has caught many eyeballs due to the incessant propaganda by western media outlets. But what lies behind the scene?
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Mikhail Gorbachev: The man who destroyed the Soviet Union should and shouldn’t be remembered

Mikhail Gorbachev, the man who brought down the Soviet Union, is dead. But his dark legacy must stay alive to act as a reminder for all.
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India’s GDP growth in Q1 of FY 2022-23: An alarming situation and government indifference

Though the Modi regime went into a jubilation mode, citing 13.5% GDP growth in Q1 of FY 2022-23, the reality shows an alarming picture.
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Voices from the anonymous graves

Junaid Butt writes from one of the anonymous graves of Kashmir to his "Moji", telling her about many others like him who won't be ever found.
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Dear President: The dignity of the Dalit and tribal women matters

Dalit and tribal women deserve dignity. Like any other women. Dear President Madam, please ensure we are not bereft of dignity.
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Nitish Kumar’s new volte-face: Events, causes and possibilities

Nitish Kumar's volte-face and return to the Mahagathbandhan reeks of opportunism and desperation as the BJP turned it into a docile tool.
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Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit exposed the US’s hypocrisy on “One-China policy”

Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit to support its secessionists not only provoked tension, but also violated the US's "One-China Policy".
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“Agnipath” protests: An albatross around Modi regime’s neck

The "Agnipath" protests by the youths of different States has caused a severe ignominy for the BJP as its core support base is on the streets
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Post-mortem of communal violence in Howrah: A ground report from the epicentre

The fake news on communal violence in Howrah helped the BJP in polarising Hindus using Islamophobia in West Bengal. But what's the truth?
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How derogatory remarks against Muhammad the Prophet are helping the BJP?

The Modi regime may have managed the outrage in the Gulf over vile remarks on Muhammad the Prophet, it wants to prolong the issue in India.
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Nupur Sharma’s demeaning remarks against Muhammad the Prophet raise an eerie alarm

Nupur Sharma's remarks against Muhammad the Prophet is going to help the BJP in the long-run in gagging free voice and persecuting Muslims.
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War and Peace: Why was Europe at war against Russia even in the period of peace?

The EU members have denounced Russia of violating the "peace" that prevailed in Europe since second world war. Are they telling the truth?
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Uvalde school massacre: Why the US military might fails to save “American lives”?

The Uvalde school massacre by an 18-year-old terrorist showed how vulnerable the "American lives" are that the US regime promise to secure.
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Politics

Nitish Kumar’s new volte-face: Events, causes and possibilities

Nitish Kumar's volte-face and return to the Mahagathbandhan reeks of opportunism and desperation as the BJP turned it into a docile tool.
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“Agnipath” protests: An albatross around Modi regime’s neck

The "Agnipath" protests by the youths of different States has caused a severe ignominy for the BJP as its core support base is on the streets
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Asansol and Ballygunge by-elections’ results are TMC’s morale boosters but not for democracy

TMC's Babul Supriyo and Shatrughan Sinha won the Ballygunge Assembly and Asansol Lok Sabha by-elections. The results show interesting trends.
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The Rampurhat massacre exposed the TMC’s grotesque fascist rule once more

The Rampurhat massacre exposed how TMC supremo Mamata Bandopadhyay's rule has imposed a reign of terror in West Bengal, affecting people.
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Asansol and Ballygunge byelections once more revealed Mamata’s soft Hindutva inclinations

Nomination of Shatrughan Sinha and Babul Supriyo for Asansol and Ballygunge byelections by Mamata Bandopadhyay exposed the TMC's Hindutva.
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The Modi regime’s Ukraine evacuation failure: why the entrapped Indians are on their own?

Since the death of an Indian student in the Ukrainian conflict, a major outrage has been experienced in the country as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government failed to evacuate the Indian citizens—mostly students of medical education—and pushed them to the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. To cover up the Modi...
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Can Modi’s “Nava Punjab” promise captivate the voters?

Why Modi's "Nava Punjab" promise and the BJP's prospects in Punjab are doomed? What are the roadblocks that the BJP can't overcome in Punjab?
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Can the MLAs and ministers quitting the BJP in Uttar Pradesh help the Opposition?

Can all the MLAs and ministers quitting the BJP in Uttar Pradesh be helpful in the Opposition's quest for power in the 2022 UP Assembly polls?
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What did the alleged breach in Modi’s security during his Punjab visit reveal?

The ruckus over the alleged breach in Modi's security during his Punjab trip is a well-orchestrated election drama, staged by the BJP to win public sympathy.
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Amit Shah’s claim of Modi’s “good governance” vs the grotesque reality

Union Home Minister Amit Shah praised his boss, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for providing "good governance". But what does facts say?
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Why Modi’s rhetoric on “national unity” smacked of hypocrisy?

Modi spoke on "national unity" while addressing a Gurparab in Kutch, but used the occasion to peddle Islamophobia and exhibit hypocrisy.
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Can Modi’s Upyogi praise for Yogi help the BJP win the 2022 UP polls?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said UP (Uttar Pradesh) + Yogi (Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath) = Upyogi (useful thing) in a bid to promote BJP.
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Indian Army’s killing of civilians in Nagaland stirred up a hornets’ nest

The Indian Army’s killing of civilians in Nagaland has jeopardised the Naga peace process and gave a jolt to the BJP and the Modi regime.
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The Tripura civic body polls: why the BJP won? How did the TMC help?

The BJP's victory in the Tripura civic body polls showed how the disunity of the opposition helped the ruling party. Blame it on TMC and CPM.
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BJP’s Tripura Police has slapped UAPA on activists, but who will fight this tyranny?

Tripura Police has slapped UAPA on activists who have raised their voice against the anti-Muslim violence. What's its source of its impunity?
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The 2021 bypoll results: what’s the message between the lines?

What do the 2021 bypoll results indicate? Was this a mandate against the BJP and the Modi regime? Or was it hyper-local reaction to policies?
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Is Amit Shah’s claim regarding crime decline in Uttar Pradesh under the BJP’s rule true?

Amit Shah claimed that crime decline in Uttar Pradesh under the BJP’s rule is remarkable. But his MHA's NCRB data counters this narrative.
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Inside Mohan Bhagwat’s 2021 Vijaya Dashami speech: a roadmap for BJP

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s 2021 Vijaya Dashami speech provided a blueprint to the Modi regime and the BJP on what's to be done in the future.
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September 27th Bharat Bandh: farmers make Modi regime shudder

Prime Minister Narendra Modi suffers setback due to the immense success of the September 27th Bharat Bandh called by the farmers protesting his new farm laws.
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Why Modi’s UNGA speech was full of hypocrisies and rhetoric?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UNGA speech, especially his claim that India is the "mother of all democracies", isn't just hypocritic, it mocks his rule as well
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Economy

Union Budget 2023-24 reduced welfare spending and didn’t infuse any hope

The Union Budget 2023-24 was Nirmala Sitharaman's last full-fledged budget with no scope of happiness for the poor. Rather, it comes with rhetoric and attempts to divert the people's attention from the core issues.
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What does Hindenburg Research’s report on the Adani group reveal?

The Hindenburg Research's report on the Adani Group has exposed the tip of an iceberg, but it's not the only capitalist entity into stock manipulation, which is normal practice among corporates.
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India’s GDP growth in Q1 of FY 2022-23: An alarming situation and government indifference

Though the Modi regime went into a jubilation mode, citing 13.5% GDP growth in Q1 of FY 2022-23, the reality shows an alarming picture.
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Why slash on petrol and diesel prices is Modi’s deceitful cosmetic measure?

Why Modi's late reduction in excise duties and the resulting drop in petrol and diesel prices a mere cosmetic measure by the government now?
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The unemployment situation in India has been worsening: it’s time to wake up

As the unemployment situation in India is worsening rapidly, the government and the press are working in tandem to divert mass attention.
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Russia-Ukraine war: will there be a steep hike in fuel prices in India after the assembly polls?

As Brent crude oil price crossed $100 per barrel following Russia's war with Ukraine, will there be a steep hike in fuel prices in India now?
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The Union Budget 2022-23 gives no reasons to the poor to be happy

The Union Budget 2022-23 didn't announce anything significant for 85% Indians, which exhibits Modi's unapologetic corporate appeasement policy.
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Why Oxfam’s inequality report is just tip of the iceberg?

Oxfam’s inequality report has again stirred the controversy over India's widening wealth gap. However, it's just the tip of the iceberg.
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Indian Railways’ privatisation blueprint in Modi’s CEA’s recommendations

Under the garb of closures and mergers, Indian Railways’ privatisation is advocated in CEA Sanjeev Sanyal-led panel's recommendations to the Modi government.
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National Unemployment Day on Modi’s purported birthday on September 17th

Indian unemployed youth celebrated National Unemployment Day on Modi's purported birthday on September 17th 2021 to highlight their agony but did Modi notice?
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The enigma of 20.1% GDP growth in Q1 FY 2021-22

The BJP's and the Modi regime's amplified cacophony over the claim of 20.1% GDP growth in Q1 FY 2021-22 shows how propaganda is used to kill common sense.
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Modi’s asset monetisation programme is catastrophic for the economy

Modi's asset monetisation programme, the NMP is going to be catastrophic for the economy as public assets will be given out on long term lease at a low cost.
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Who will benefit from Modi’s palm oil scheme?

The Modi government's plan to expand the oil-palm plantation in India will threaten biodiversity and the environment. But who will profiteer from palm oil?
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PSBs gift corporates freedom from debts worth Rs 4.37 trillion during 2018-20

India's public sector banks collectively wrote-off Rs 4.37 trillion-worth non-performing assets between April 2018 and December 2020, benefitting corporates.
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GIBA Bill 2021: general insurance privatisation a threat to India’s economy

Nirmala Sitharaman successfully passed the GIBA Bill 2021 to privatise nationalised general insurance companies. This will jeopardise India's financial security
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India’s economic liberalisation at 30: why Manmohan can’t escape crisis liability?

India's economic liberalisation turned 30. Manmohan Singh expressed his apprehensions regarding the economy. But can he escape the liability of the crisis?
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Indian Railways’ privatisation: Ashwini Vaishnaw to hasten the process

How Ashwini Vaishnaw's inclusion as the Minister of Railways will boost the Indian Railways' privatisation drive and fulfill Modi's mission of selling it?
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After chit fund scams, microfinance debt trap exploits Bengal villagers

The microfinance companies have trapped the poor villagers of West Bengal in their obnoxious debt trap as these people have no access to institutional credit.
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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, the share market’s prospects and IBC’s failure

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala asserted that investors shouldn't be swayed by the inflation. Given the worsening NPA situation of the PSBs, can the markets stay safe?
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What does the NSDL’s freezing of FPIs linked with the Adani Group imply?

The NSDL's freezing of FPIs linked with the Adani Group has unearthed a can of worms, exposing crony-comprador capitalism's unholy bond with fictious capital.
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Geopolitics

China’s covid outbreak story: How bad is the situation?

China's covid situation has been blown out of proportion by the western mainstream media at a time when the US and Japan are in sheer crisis.
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Why did Putin call the US and the West Satan and neo-colonial exploiters?

Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech during the accession of the new regions exposed the West and its evil agenda. Read to learn more.
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Iran’s ‘hijab rebellion’: A critical analysis

Iran's 'hijab rebellion' has caught many eyeballs due to the incessant propaganda by western media outlets. But what lies behind the scene?
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Mikhail Gorbachev: The man who destroyed the Soviet Union should and shouldn’t be remembered

Mikhail Gorbachev, the man who brought down the Soviet Union, is dead. But his dark legacy must stay alive to act as a reminder for all.
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Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit exposed the US’s hypocrisy on “One-China policy”

Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit to support its secessionists not only provoked tension, but also violated the US's "One-China Policy".
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War and Peace: Why was Europe at war against Russia even in the period of peace?

The EU members have denounced Russia of violating the "peace" that prevailed in Europe since second world war. Are they telling the truth?
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Uvalde school massacre: Why the US military might fails to save “American lives”?

The Uvalde school massacre by an 18-year-old terrorist showed how vulnerable the "American lives" are that the US regime promise to secure.
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Russian military operations in Ukraine: why Zelensky’s Nazi regime is evading peace talks?

Despite proposing peace talks amid the Russian military operations in Ukraine, what made President Volodymyr Zelensky evade dialogue with Russia?
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Ukraine crisis: how the US-Ukraine nexus is provoking violence in Donbass region

The US and the NATO are sponsoring violence by neo-Nazi forces in Donbass region, intensifying the Ukraine crisis to trouble Putin's Russia.
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine: a western propaganda blitzkrieg to spread Russophobia

For the US and the west, the theory of a purported Russian invasion of Ukraine helps in stirring Russophobia and distract the people at home.
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Kazakhstan protests: what remains unsaid?

The recent Kazakhstan protests have not just rocked the former Soviet republic, but also exposed a sinister geopolitical gambit in the region
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Anti-Hindu violence in Bangladesh during Durga Puja: what happened and who did it?

Analysis of the recent anti-Hindu violence in Bangladesh during Durga Puja over an allegation of besmirching the Koran in Comilla district.
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Quad summit in the US and the futility of Cold War-era rivalry

The US is hosting the forthcoming Quad summit to up the ante against China in South China Sea and Indo-Pacific. But why such Cold War-era rivalry is futile now?
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AOC’s “tax the rich” campaign at Met Gala is ridiculous like the Democrats’ tax push

AOC’s “tax the rich” campaign at Met Gala is ridiculous like the Democrats' tax push, which will spare the super-rich and only tax on high paycheque incomes.
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After 45 years of his death, Mao Zedong haunts Xi Jinping’s ilk

After 45 years of Mao Zedong's death and establishment of capitalism in China, the growing mass resentment against the anti-Mao ruling clique is troubling Xi.
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ISIS’s suicide bombings at Kabul Airport: who is the beneficiary?

The ISIS's suicide bombings at Kabul Airport killed 72 so far, including US personnel and children. However, the big question is, who benefitted from this act?
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Afghanistan’s COVID-19 vaccination is at risk due to Taliban takeover

As the Taliban seized power, Afghanistan’s COVID-19 vaccination is at severe risk as international sanctions may choke the country and push it towards mayhem
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Taliban insurgents won Afghanistan: what lies next?

As the Taliban insurgents seized power in Afghanistan by ousting the American puppet government, what lies ahead for the war-torn country and its people?
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India-China de-escalation at Gogra proved bilateral dialogue’s efficiency

India-China border stand-off at Gogra was resolved through bilateral dialogue and this proves that a peaceful approach to resolve the impasse can work well.
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The US defeat in Afghanistan: a retrospection of an imperialist quest

The US exit from Afghanistan is another defeat of the imperialist power in the hands of the Asian people. A critical retropection of the 20-year-old Afghan war.
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Opinion

Revisiting Lenin’s views on religion on his 152nd birth anniversary

On Lenin's 152nd birth anniversary revisiting his views on religion in the context of the working class's struggle. It's important even now.
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A ‘genocide’ without accountability

Under Modi's rule India is going through a genocide under the garb of "pandemic". Yet, there is no accountability. Also, there is no simmering and visible anger
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The real Modi: a “god” that failed India and the world

Modi's megalomania made him a demigod for his ardent fans, but with time, especially in the last two months of COVID-19 crisis, his incapabilities were exposed.
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As Uddhav steers Maharashtra out of COVID crisis, is a new leader emerging?

Why is Uddhav Thackeray, the quintessential underdog, emerging as a new leader by steering Maharashtra resolutely during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis?
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Has Indian democracy created its Frankenstein?

Has the Indian democracy, after seven decades of its rickety carriage’s journey, created the Frankenstein that’s all set to devour it?
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Andolanjivis: The last man standing

Modi used the terms Andolanjivi and Parajibi in galore during a speech to demean the role of people's movements against autrocracy,
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When fascism comes to visit you

Is India, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, still a democracy or has crossed the Rubicon and has become a full-fledged fascist state? If the developments over the last six years are any evidence, then, India has arrived. It has achieved under Modi what the Hindutva fascist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)...
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Budget 2021 epitomises Hindutva quackery in India

The Union Budget 2021-22 is nothing but a Hindutva quackery on an ailing Indian economy, pushing it to the extreme of a pernicious realm.
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The normalisation of “Hindutva shock therapy” for the consolidation of capitalism in India

Modi has been working on the normalisation of “Hindutva shock therapy” for the consolidation of capitalism in India to benefit his big donors
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Many tales of corporate control over agriculture

The experiences of corporate control over agriculture globally show how farmers are ruined and the corporations enrich through such policies.
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Indian Muslims: The quest of a better representation in politics and blunders

Despite housing the world's second-largest Muslim population, India has a very skewed ratio of the community's share in politics and power.
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200 Years of Frederick Engels and the question of “Authority”

As Frederick Engels turned 200 on November 28th 2020, we turn to his views on "authority" in the context of working class's quest for power.
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Killing the host, the BJP-AIMIM style

Has the AIMIM got the space that the BJP-led Hindutva politics has created through bullying and marginalising the Muslim community.
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Paris attack: Why would Muslims apologise for terrorist acts across the world?

Soon after a French middle-school history teacher was killed in the Conflans Sainte-Honorine suburb of Paris, allegedly by an Islamist bigot, a global Islamophobic outcry began, accompanied by the demand that Muslims apologise for terrorist acts like this. From the mainstream press to the social-media rabble-rousers of the right-wing ecosystem,...
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Why the NEP 2020 will deprive the poor of education?

The NEP 2020 has been planned meticulously to deprive the poor students of the right to education, not just higher education but also school education.
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NEP 2020: 10 uncomfortable questions that should be asked

The NEP 2020 is neither inclusive nor progressive. Ten questions are asked on this policy, which no one would like to answer. Read them here.
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Deconstructing the triumphant decadence: Perforating the idea of nation and exequial of reason

The essence of an idea of nation lies with its imagination. The recent consistent onslaught on its idea is gravely frightening.
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Flaws of personalised diplomacy of narcissist leaders

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.
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Indifference, when a pregnant woman is jailed under false charges, is a crime, dissent isn’t

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.
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The oppressive silence of the COVID-19 pandemic

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.
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Editorial

2022 Uttar Pradesh elections: can the BJP’s crisis help the Opposition?
Editorial

2022 Uttar Pradesh elections: can the BJP’s crisis help the Opposition?

The confident BJP of 2019-20 is appearing quite weak, disarrayed and frustrated before the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. But why?
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Babri Masjid demolition: what’s the way forward?
Editorial

Babri Masjid demolition: what’s the way forward?

The Babri Masjid demolition is revisited each year by so-called opponents of Hindutva but apart from lamenting the past what's the way forward?
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One year of farmers’ sit-in protest movement: an inspiration for millions
Editorial

One year of farmers’ sit-in protest movement: an inspiration for millions

One year of farmers’ sit-in protest movement leaves a glorious milestone for all those who want to resist and defeat Modi's Hindutva regime.
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Society

Mumbai local train services to follow vaccine discrimination violating fundamental rights

Mumbai local train services will only allow fully-vaccinated passengers from August 15th. This decision is discriminatory and violates fundamental rights.
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Resuming suburban local train service is important for West Bengal’s survival

The suspension of suburban local train service in West Bengal has not just caused inconvenience to commuters but also affected the economy.
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Birendra Chattopadhyay: A poet in a centenary year

September 2nd is gone with the wind and a birth centenary year of a renowned Bengali poet has passed by in the corona-ruled lockdown times. A people’s poet has unfortunately been seen to be a prisoner in Facebook Live programmes and so on. Renowned poets and artists have been seen...
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Social distancing: Is this term really what one should use?

Social distancing is a term that's used 24/7 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But in our social context, is this the right term to use at this hour?
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Accusation, demise and Islamophobia: Social media on the last Wednesday of April

How Irrfan Khan’s death was used to deny the US’s accusation of religious intolerance in India. Can mourning Khan's death imply there is no Islamophobia?
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Distancing bodies, shifting minds: The ambivalence of ‘being together’ during COVID-19

An effort to map the individual physical and psychological transformations that the world is undergoing during the lockdown period due to COVID-19.
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Why just rescue students from Kota but not migrant workers?

Yogi Adityanath regime could allocate 250 buses to rescue 7,500 students from Kota but his government and the BJP ignored the plight of migrant workers.
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The mass exodus of poor from cities is not caused by the lockdown but Modi’s apathy

The mass exodus of millions of workers from metros to their native villages isn't merely a result of the COVID19 outbreak but Modi regime's sheer apathy.
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Who is spreading Coronavirus in India?

Who is spreading Coronavirus in India? Which class is responsible for the spread of Coronavirus and why would people pay for this class's irresponsibility?
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Alleged custody killing in Sinthee Police Station and TMC’s similarity with BJP

The death of Rajesh Kumar Shaw in Sinthee Police Station, Kolkata, due to custodial torture, exhibited, once more, the similarity between BJP and TMC.
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‘Kill one’s reputation, kill one’s cause’: BJP and the politics of character assassination

How the strategy of character assassination is adopted by the BJP to combat the challenge thrown by Shaheen Bagh.
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Kamlesh Tiwari murder case hijacked by the Hindutva camp to score brownies

Kamlesh Tiwari, a notorious Hindutva fascist leader who belonged to the Hindu Mahasabha and later founded a small outfit called the Hindu Samaj Party, was murdered at his house in Lucknow’s Naka area by two unknown assailants on Friday, 18 October 2019. His murder created a ruckus as both Hindu...
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Inside Murshidabad’s triple murder case and the RSS’s filthy political drama

The gruesome murder of Bandhu Prakash Pal, a school teacher, and his family in Murshidabad's Jiaganj has sparked a communal controversy. We analyse the case
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No to human rights: CRPF’s Khushbu Chauhan’s NHRC diatribe

CRPF woman constable Khushbu Chauhan's diatribe against dissent in democracy exposed Hindutva state's contempt for human rights, followed by its forces.
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Will Durga Puja of Bengalis succumb to Hindutva’s juggernaut?

The Hindutva fascist camp is frantically attacking Bengal's Durga Puja celebration in a bid to transform the occasion into a puritan version of Navratri.
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Jinnah resurrected in Modi-fied India by the Hindutva fascist rampage

Though Jinnah is a despised name in Indian polity, yet, the actions of PM Modi and his BJP has instigated fresh trouble for the BJP as they seek respite.
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Countering Hindutva radicalisation through affirmative actions can prevent teenagers from becoming Richa Bharti

Hindutva radicalisation programme of the RSS is creating an army of bigoted fanatics like Richa Bharti. Deradicalisation is a must to stop this menace.
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Not “cheap” tourists Mr Kamat, Goa is threatened by your government-backed corporate aggression

Goa Forward Party leader Durgaprasad Kamat recently made a derogatory statement over "cheap tourist" by citing a photo of people sleeping at Goa airport.
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The vexing alarm of water crisis is ringing in India

India is running out of water. It's not surprising that the Modi regime and its corporate funders are exploiting the situation to profiteer from mass agony.
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Malnutrition and broken public healthcare triggering children’s death in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur

The children's death due to AES in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, has a malnutrition and poverty angle to it that no one is talking about.
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Gender

Why does the ‘break the bias’ theme of International Women’s Day 2022 mock Indian women?

The celebration of International Women's Day 2022 with the theme 'break the bias' mocks Indian women who reel under patriarchy's juggernaut.
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Karnataka hijab row: a standoff between Muslim women’s right to education and Hindutva fascism

The Karnataka hijab row has been used by the BJP-RSS to deny Muslim women right to education, while the Opposition fell in the "hijab" trap.
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Why the Modi Cabinet’s decision to raise women’s legal marriage age is dangerously flawed? 

Why the raising of the women's legal age of marriage by the Modi regime isn't going to solve the "underage" marriage issue but complicate it further?
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Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu and the Miss Universe pageant glorified Zionist occupation

Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu won the Miss Universe pageant, which was marred in controversy over its normalisation of Zionist terrorism in Palestine.
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Survey reveals grotesque fact: Patriarchy enslaves Indian women mentally too

National Family Health Survey shows that around 75% of women in three Indian states support domestic violence by their male partners.
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BJP celebrates Muslim Women Rights Day after violating their rights

When the BJP celebrates Muslim Women Rights Day after violating their rights and dehumanising them, irony dies a thousand times.
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Ripped jeans saga: A rip through misogyny

The ripped jeans controversy stoked by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat is beyond the scope of what a girl should wear.
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Exclusion of Muslim women writers in West Bengal’s textbooks

West Bengal's schools and Madrasahs have microscopic presence of Muslim women writers in their syllabus, which exhibits an exclusionary policy
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Licence to rape: Analysing the judiciary’s recent comments

From "will you marry her?" as a question to a rape convict to normalising marital rape, the judiciary's comments provide a licence to rape.
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Ramesh Jarkiholi’s alleged sex tape also exposed the Opposition’s patriarchal hypocrisy

The controversy over Karnataka's BJP leader Ramesh Jarkiholi’s alleged sex tape has also exposed the patriarchal hypocrisy of the Opposition.
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When ‘love jihad’ bogey mocks Women’s Day

India will celebrate International Women's Day while the women lose their right to "choose" their life partner due to the 'love jihad' bogey.
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Hathras gangrape and the selective outrage of India’s mainstream

The Hathras gangrape and murder of a Dalit girl didn't trigger an outrage in the upper-caste sections, exemplifying myriad dynamics of rape.
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Being a single working mother in the time of a pandemic

The single working mothers have been going through a toughest phase in their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic and no one is talking about their issues.
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Caging Pinjra Tod activists exemplify Modi regime’s fear

The state repression exhibited by the arrest of two Pinjra Tod activists, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, exemplifies the Modi regime's fear.
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Isn’t India itself a “Bois Locker Room”?

Who should be blamed for the Instagram "Bois Locker Room" controversy? Is it just a fringe incident or a reflection of our misogynist society?
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Significance of International Women’s Day shouldn’t be forgotten

It is time to understand the real significance of International Women's Day, 8 March, and reclaim its legacy by fighting against patriarchal capitalism.
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Allegation of sexual assault on Gargi College students exhibits danger of fascism

The allegation of sexual assault on Gargi College students on 6 February 2020 shows that the Hindutva fascist rape brigade is rampaging with impunity.
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Women of Shaheen Bagh and Park Circus are writing a glorious chapter of anti-fascist struggle in India

The women of Shaheen Bagh and Park Circus have shown how resiliently women can trigger panic within the Hindutva fascist state and cause it severe ignominy.
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Unnao rape victim and others will be cast to the oblivion of India’s memory

India will cast the Unnao rape victim and many like her, whose case won't instigate the Brahminical patriarchal middle class, to the oblivion.
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Priyanka Reddy case exposes Hindutva fascism’s hypocrisy

The gang-rape and murder of Priyanka Reddy is one of the goriest incidents but the Hindutva fascist camp's attempt to communalise it is extremely heinous.
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India

Student leader Anish Khan’s murder puts Mamata Bandopadhyay’s TMC in the dock
Law

Student leader Anish Khan’s murder puts Mamata Bandopadhyay’s TMC in the dock

Activist Anish Khan's murder in Howrah district of West Bengal has posed a threat to Mamata Bandopadhyay-led TMC as students have hit the streets.
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Bail for Ashish Mishra and Yati Narsinghanand while jail for activists is the established norm
Law

Bail for Ashish Mishra and Yati Narsinghanand while jail for activists is the established norm

While Lakhimpur Kheri massacre accused Ashish Mishra and Muslim genocide advocate Yati Narsinghanand can get bail, activists rot behind bars.
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What does Ashish Mishra’s bail in the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre case imply?
Law

What does Ashish Mishra’s bail in the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre case imply?

Ashish Mishra's bail in the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre case has shocked many and created a furore amid the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
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Media

How Yogi’s Kolkata flyover ad gaffe exposed Indian media’s editorial bankruptcy?

Yogi Adityanath's ad in The Indian Express using a Kolkata flyover's photo to show Uttar Pradesh's development stirred a controversy after the paper apologised.
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Danish Siddiqui’s killing and some uncomfortable questions

Danish Siddiqui's killing in Afghanistan raises uncomfortable questions regarding the practice of "embedded" journalism that jeopardises journalists' security.
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Neutralise critics, control the narrative: Modi’s PR strategy when India battled COVID-19

When India was reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment and conflict with China, the Modi regime was planning to muzzle the press.
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BJP’s attack on journalists continues unabated as India skids press freedom index

Any attack on journalists is a threat to the functioning of a democracy. But in Modi's India, attacking and imprisoning journalists is a norm.
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Arrest warrant for Paranjoy Guha Thakurta’s articles on Adani shows India’s shabby press freedom

The row over Paranjoy Guha Thakurta’s articles on Adani Group continues as a Gujarat court issued an arrest warrant against him recently.
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Fake news stating Putin has Parkinson’s disease published by Indian media

A fake news in the west that says Russian President Vladimir Putin has Parkinson’s disease is republished without verification by Indian media
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Arnab Goswami’s arrest: Nothing to grief or cheer for

Arnab Goswami's arrest on charges of abetment to suicide isn't an attack on "press freedom" and it's not something to be happy of either.
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Bajaj and Parle’s boycott of toxic news channels can’t stop hate-mongering

Bajaj and Parle's boycott of toxic news channels can't stop hate-mongering as the servile corporate-owned media survives on spewing venom.
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Fact check: No, the Chinese PLA soldiers crying in the video aren’t afraid but singing

Recently, Indian mainstream media outlets like Zee News and Times Now published a story showing a video of a few soldiers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) crying. Citing a Taiwanese publication, the Zee News and Times Now stories claim that the Chinese PLA soldiers crying in the video...
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Rajeev Sharma – the spy or the victim of press clampdown?

The arrest of journalist Rajeev Sharma, accused of spying for China, raises unpleasant questions for the Delhi Police and the government.
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Journalism’s metamorphosis into cheap entertainment in India

India's mainstream journalism is at the peak of its decay in decades. It has metamorphosed into cheap showbiz, aiming to sensationalise news.
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Arnab Goswami’s howling over freedom of speech got irony a heart attack

Arnab Goswami is howling over an attack on his freedom of speech and got a respite from the Supreme Court too. But can irony stand this man's theatrics?
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Fake news alert: No, China didn’t give Pakistan masks made of underwears!

No, China didn't send masks made of underwear to Pakistan as claimed in a video circulated on social media and publicised by the Indian mainstream media.
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Minorities

What should Indian Muslims do? A critical analysis of Liberal chicanery on minority oppression
Minorities

What should Indian Muslims do? A critical analysis of Liberal chicanery on minority oppression

Indian Muslims, continuously dehumanised for their identity, are advised by the liberals to be passive and apologists. What's the way out?
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Jahangirpuri clash: Another Hindutva fascist attempt to brutalise Muslims
Minorities

Jahangirpuri clash: Another Hindutva fascist attempt to brutalise Muslims

A Hindutva fascist attack on a mosque in Delhi's Jahangirpuri under the garb of celebrating Hanuman Jayanti terrorised the capital's Muslims.
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Anti-Muslim violence on the rise in India: what’s its driving force?
Minorities

Anti-Muslim violence on the rise in India: what’s its driving force?

The recent spate in anti-Muslim violence in India, especially after Ram Navami, shows that the BJP is desperate to win 2022 and 2023 polls.
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Art & Cinema

Adieu, Irrfan Khan – the lone real artist of Bollywood!
Art & Cinema

Adieu, Irrfan Khan – the lone real artist of Bollywood!

The untimely death of Irrfan Khan, one of the most versatile and talented actors of our time, is a big loss for the Indian cinema.
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Chhapaak film review: What’s‘adored’ in rhetoric and a detestation beyond surface polemics
Art & Cinema

Chhapaak film review: What’s‘adored’ in rhetoric and a detestation beyond surface polemics

A common viewer's very common yet critical review of Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak. The film on a very important topic still misses some factors.
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The Hindi cinema and the rich man’s visceral Islamophobia
Art & Cinema

The Hindi cinema and the rich man’s visceral Islamophobia

The visit of Deepika Padukone to JNU to express solidarity or simpler acts by a few actors won't change the fact that Bollywood is an Islamophobia vessel.
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Archives

Attacks against Muslims rising all over India
Archive Articles India

Attacks against Muslims rising all over India

In Ahmedabad city of Gujarat, the dreaded cow vigilantes associated with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad killed the driver of a car, Mohammad Ayyub, by thrashing him mercilessly. Ayyub’s fault was that he ferried calves in a car. The police in Narendra Modi's home turf even denied that the Muslim youth...
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Where is the missing An-32 Plane? Why the BJP is silent on the issue?
Archive Articles Opinion

Where is the missing An-32 Plane? Why the BJP is silent on the issue?

An An-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force has gone missing since 22 July 2016, yet the self-styled patriotic Modi regime is utmost nonchalant.
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From Dadri to Dhanbad, the Trident of Cow-Vigilantes Piercing Dalit-Muslim-Adivasis
Archive Articles Politics

From Dadri to Dhanbad, the Trident of Cow-Vigilantes Piercing Dalit-Muslim-Adivasis

(This article was first published in October 2016 in the previous version of People’s Review. Due to an incident of hacking the old website was pulled down and we could only restore the old articles in this section) A year passed since the lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh,...
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