jyoti basu

Laal salaam massacre: When former West Bengal Jyoti Basu ordered the massacre of Dalit refugees in 1979

Laal salaam massacre: When former West Bengal Jyoti Basu ordered the massacre of Dalit refugees in 1979

West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu ran the state for a good 23 years. People who grew up in CPI(M)-led West Bengal have mixed opinions...Read More

Mitra foresaw lumpenisation of TMC

Mitra foresaw lumpenisation of TMC

Economist Ashok Mitra, a former Finance Minister in the Jyoti Basu government of West Bengal and subsequently a Rajya Sabha MP, who died ...Read More

Fidel Castro forgotten by PM Modi

Fidel Castro forgotten by PM Modi

It’s a pity Narendra Modi who attended Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral didn’t attend Fidel Castro’s. This was not a leftist occasion to be left to...Read More

Shivraj Singh Chouhan country’s seventh, state’s longest-serving CM

Shivraj Singh Chouhan country’s seventh, state’s longest-serving CM

Will complete 11 years in office on November 29

Marxism: Left turns Right, towards Harvard

Marxism: Left turns Right, towards Harvard

Now that the Marxian prediction of a crisis of capitalism is unlikely in the foreseeable future, several comrades are trying to come to t...Read More

Would Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s ghost be able to help TMC, BJP?

Would Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s ghost be able to help TMC, BJP?

In the ultimate analysis, polemics over national icons, at the best, may yield intangible electoral dividends. Gimmicks and symbolism are...Read More

Fire in ‘Netaji’ facts can burn the Congress

Fire in ‘Netaji’ facts can burn the Congress

The alleged death of our iconic hero, Subhas Chandra Bose, more familiarly known as “Netaji”, in an air crash in 1945 remains, to adapt h...Read More

From one middle-class Marxist to another

From one middle-class Marxist to another

There used to be a time when the proceedings of a Communist Party Congress used to be dissected for hidden meanings, nuances and possible...Read More

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Discrimination is a charge to mask state’s failure: Congress

Kolkata: The Congress today rejected Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s charge of discrimination against non-UPA states by the Centre...Read More

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