Reading Time: 7 minutes After beating around the bush, Nirmala Sitharaman’s fourth tranche of announcements revealed how the Modi regime is selling India to big mining giants.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The third tranche of Sitharaman’s COVID-19 package announcements not only avoided fiscal stimulus but also jeopardised India’s food security.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Like her first set of announcements, Sitharaman’s second set of announcements regarding the much-hyped fiscal stimulus package was also utterly hollow.
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: 7 minutes Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcements, on the first day of the many days she will announce details of Modi’s Rs 20 billion-worth package, were simply hollow.
Reading Time: 3 minutes “Self-reliant India” is a rhetoric. An old wine in an old bottle but with a new label. This demagogy won’t rescue the country from crisis, but a plan will.
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: 5 minutes Modi’s address to nation unveiled the forthcoming tyrannical corporate fascist rule that will ruin the lives and livelihood of the poor and undo democracy.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The cat was peeping out of the bag for long, but with the the BJP’s assault on labour rights under the garb of fighting COVID-19 menace brought it out.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Who should be blamed for the Instagram “Bois Locker Room” controversy? Is it just a fringe incident or a reflection of our misogynist society?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Aurangabad train accident that killed 16 “migrant workers” sleeping on May 8th wasn’t merely an accident but an institutional slaughter of the poor.
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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?
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: 8 minutes The second part of the analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic, share buy back and fictitious capital: A capitalist effort to survive the financial crisis.
Reading Time: 5 minutes 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?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Whether the lockdown was necessary if it didn’t flatten the curve and is now relaxed when the number of COVID-19 patients is rising? What about testing?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Karl Marx is 202 today and after celebrating the bicentenary of his birth two years ago with much hullaballoo, the academic Marxists, who are divorced from the practice of class struggle, do […]
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 Modi’s PMCARES Fund and Aarogya Setu app have been severely criticised but that didn’t stop the prime minister from consolidating his tyrannical hegemony.
Reading Time: 2 minutes For questioning and investigating allegations of PDS irregularities, Soumo Mondal, a contributor of People’s Review is arrested by the Kolkata Police.