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Supreme Court grants Prashant Bhushan relief from arrest for Ramayana post

A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna was critical of Prashant Bhushan’s comment. “Anybody can watch anything on TV.
Prashant Bhushan said he was replying to minister Prakash Javadekar’s tweet that he was watching Ramayana.(Hindustan Times)
Prashant Bhushan said he was replying to minister Prakash Javadekar’s tweet that he was watching Ramayana.(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 02, 2020 01:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Randal Cremer birth anniversary: Interesting facts about 1903 Nobel Peace Prize winner

An English Liberal Member of Parliament, a pacifist and the winner of the 1903 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the international arbitration movement, Sir William Randal Cremer was born on March 18, 1828.
Randal Cremer birth anniversary: Interesting facts about 1903 Nobel Peace Prize winner.(Wikipedia.org)
Randal Cremer birth anniversary: Interesting facts about 1903 Nobel Peace Prize winner.(Wikipedia.org)
Updated on Mar 18, 2020 10:17 AM IST
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Karl Marx death anniversary: Interesting facts about Father of Marxism

Father of Marxism -- the critical theory about society, economics and polity -- Karl Marx lived a significant part of his life in exile and in poor economic condition.
Interesting facts about Father of Marxism.(Instagram)
Interesting facts about Father of Marxism.(Instagram)
Updated on Mar 14, 2020 03:59 PM IST
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Review: A Dominant Character; JBS Haldane by Samanth Subramanian

Samanth Subramanian’s biography of pioneering geneticist JBS Haldane sheds light on a fascinating twentieth century personality
JBS Haldane (1892-1964) holding an architectural model.(Corbis via Getty Images)
JBS Haldane (1892-1964) holding an architectural model.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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Want the complete annihilation of caste: First-time MP D Ravikumar

The writer-turned-politician, who won from Viluppuram with a margin of almost 130,000 votes, has his work cut out in education and industries, especially for the impoverished Irular tribe, but says he is up for the challenge.
Tamil intellectual and an anti-caste activist and current member of Parliament from Villupuram Constituency Dr. RaviKumar poses for a photograph during an interview session at Tamil Nadu house in New Delhi(Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Tamil intellectual and an anti-caste activist and current member of Parliament from Villupuram Constituency Dr. RaviKumar poses for a photograph during an interview session at Tamil Nadu house in New Delhi(Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 05:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Viluppuram | ByDhrubo Jyoti and M Manikandan

JNU students plan a ‘poster drive’ to protest restrictions

JNU officials have launched a campaign removing all posters pasted on the walls of the campus buildings.
Students said the administration has already removed posters and banners from the walls around the two buildings — School of Social Sciences and the School of International Studies.(HT Photo)
Students said the administration has already removed posters and banners from the walls around the two buildings — School of Social Sciences and the School of International Studies.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2019 07:17 AM IST
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On Marx’s 201st birthday, a play offers a peek into his personal life

Marx and Mrs draws on private letters and essays to examine the most epochal moments in the lives of Marx and his wife.
Satchit Puranik and Michaela Talwar will play Karl Marx and his wife Jenny Von Westphalen in the play that debuts in Mumbai.
Satchit Puranik and Michaela Talwar will play Karl Marx and his wife Jenny Von Westphalen in the play that debuts in Mumbai.
Published on May 02, 2019 07:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVanessa Viegas

Review: Strike a Blow To Change The World by Eknath Awad

Dalit writer activist Eknath Awad’s autobiography chronicles his own life and that of others like him and makes the reader confront her own privilege
Activists holding portraits of BR Ambedkar during a protest in Kolkata on April 4, 2018.(Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP)
Activists holding portraits of BR Ambedkar during a protest in Kolkata on April 4, 2018.(Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKunal Ray

New Chinese comic shows Karl Marx as a romantic, teenage rebel

The “Lingfengzhe” or The Leader, the first comic book about Marx to be printed and released in China, is an effort to make the ideologue accessible and popular among teenagers in the country.
The “Lingfengzhe” or The Leader, the first comic book about Marx to be printed and released in China(Flipboard)
The “Lingfengzhe” or The Leader, the first comic book about Marx to be printed and released in China(Flipboard)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 06:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySutirtho Patranobis

‘I never fasted but I starved,’ CPI leader D Raja on growing up in poverty

The first graduate from his village Chithathoor in Tamil Nadu, D Raja was often pressed into service to calculate the weekly earnings of villagers from the coconuts that they had peeled.
National secretary of Communist Party of India D Raja seen at his residence, in New Delhi on November 24.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
National secretary of Communist Party of India D Raja seen at his residence, in New Delhi on November 24.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 16, 2018 07:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBY Kumkum Chadha

Gandhi’s bust unveiled in German city where Karl Marx was born

The bust was gifted by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and unveiled by India’s ambassador to Germany, Mukta Dutta Tomar, and the Lord Mayor of Trier, Wolfram Leibe, India’s embassy in Berlin said on Saturday
India’s ambassador to Germany, Mukta Dutta Tomar, and the Lord Mayor of Trier, Wolfram Leibe after unveiling a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in the German city of Trier (HT/Indian Embassy)(Indian Embassy, Germany)
India’s ambassador to Germany, Mukta Dutta Tomar, and the Lord Mayor of Trier, Wolfram Leibe after unveiling a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in the German city of Trier (HT/Indian Embassy)(Indian Embassy, Germany)
Published on Dec 15, 2018 08:21 PM IST
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AAP leader Atishi drops her second name Marlena, denies caste angle

This, a party leader said, was done because the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to polarise voters by suggesting that she was a “foreigner and a Christian”.
Party says her parents, both Leftists, combined the surnames of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin to name her Marlena.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Party says her parents, both Leftists, combined the surnames of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin to name her Marlena.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 09:19 AM IST
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True Marxists adapt to changing conditions, says CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury

Sitaram Yechury pointed to the success of the Communist China, which has “adapted to the changing conditions”.
File photo of CPI(M ) leader Sitaram Yechury in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
File photo of CPI(M ) leader Sitaram Yechury in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2018 06:29 PM IST
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Three things Karl Marx got mostly right

Karl Marx was absolutely right — the British conquered India with the vilest motives, but they were yet an unconscious tool of history, in that they compelled the best Indians to look into the mirror, to examine what was flawed in their society and to work strenuously to correct this
Karl Marx may have been the first major thinker who focused on the vital importance of technology in shaping social life(Mohit Suneja)
Karl Marx may have been the first major thinker who focused on the vital importance of technology in shaping social life(Mohit Suneja)
Updated on May 06, 2018 11:08 PM IST
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Review: Born To Be Hanged; Political Biography of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto by Syeda Hameed

Born To Be Hanged presents a fascinating portrait of the former president and prime minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was executed on 4 April 1979
Indira Gandhi (L) meets Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Shimla on June 28, 1972.(AFP)
Indira Gandhi (L) meets Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Shimla on June 28, 1972.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 06:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShaikh Mujibur Rehman

Kerala is not immune to the lure of the RSS-BJP combine

While all eyes are on Karnataka, even Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, there are many flashpoints in Kerala, which have been overlooked. Both the Congress and the CPI(M) ignore such flashpoints at their peril. The two parties seem to think that they will be able to rule the state in turns in perpetuity.
It is not that Kerala will fall to the BJP in the next election. But the RSS has been steadily laying the ground in the state with the BJP trying several permutations and combinations to win over the state(AFP)
It is not that Kerala will fall to the BJP in the next election. But the RSS has been steadily laying the ground in the state with the BJP trying several permutations and combinations to win over the state(AFP)
Updated on Mar 28, 2018 04:25 PM IST
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