The degeneration of the two Left parties and their distancing from the class struggle are bad for communism in India.
The electoral base of the two communist parties has been shrinking since 1971. The Left has to set a new pace and use its natural proximity to civil society movements to get closer to the masses.
Mishra has devoted his life to those living along the banks of the Bagmati. The river is linked to the livelihood of millions. Embankments along the Bagmati and effluents dumped into it have ruined lives. Sankar Ray writes.
In the expanding intermediate space, other political configurations look up to Nitish Kumar and his Janata Dal (United) as the determinant even with only 20 MPs against 116 of the BJP and 203 of the Congress, writes Sankar Ray
A work that revisits how Marxism and Leninism are mutually exclusive.
MV Ramana deserves thanks for sequentially and dispassionately bringing together history and information on power reactors, uranium, plutonium, heavy water, economics, and safety over 5 decades of India's nuclear power development in a 295-page narrative. Sankar Ray
Why is the CPI(M) so afraid to call for the cleaning up of India’s judiciary? Sankar Ray writes.
Serge’s life was a saga of unremitting struggle against injustice and inequality. Prosperity, for him, was neither coveted nor accessible. From his involvement with anarchists in France to dispassionate critiquing of aberrant Bolshevism, his commitment remained unflinching and undiminished.
Victor Serge's translated memoirs allow us to confront the horrors of Bolshevik and Stalinist Russia. Sankar Ray writes.
The expulsion of a young CPI(M) leader shows that 'malign' has a different etymological root for a Stalinist party.
The Left leaders can't regard themselves as revolutionaries in the Marxian sense. Sankar Ray
CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat's new prescription for 21st century socialism is an amorphous amalgam of showbiz Marxism and Keynesism. Sankar Ray writes.
The poll debacle is forcing the CPI(M) to consider a reunion with the CPI. A merger would be absurd. Sankar Ray writes.
Marx and Tagore had the same goal: emancipation of individuals. Marx envisioned “a reunion of free individuals”. Tagore harped on the same point in every sphere of life. Sankar Ray writes.
Senior Congress leader and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today slammed the West Bengal government for not according full state honours to the funeral of former chief minister Siddhartha Sankar Ray who died in Kolkata on November 6.
The global financial institutions? claims of success in their showbiz war against rural poverty is suspect, reports Sankar Ray.
Those accusing Gandhi of having a role in Bhagat Singh's assassination are guilty of violating a basic tenet of historiography, writes Sankar Ray.