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POLITICS

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Left parties, CPM, Mamata Banerjee, West bengal politics

The Battle for Bengal: Why Mamata Banerjee is Kolkata's only hope against BJP

Mocked once as 'lower class' compared to the suave Buddhadev and the urbane Jyoti babu, Mamata is now the only hope of the same bhodrolok against the surge of the Sangh Parivar.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Left parties, Rajya Sabha, CPI(M), Sitaram Yechury

Left has made a big blunder by denying Sitaram Yechury another Rajya Sabha term

They want to hold on to the dogmatic ideology at the cost of everything else.

POLITICS

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Bernie Sanders, Jeremy corbyn, Left parties

Corbyn to Sanders - it's time for Left in India to see a revival

The winds of change are blowing strongly.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, CPI(M), Left parties

Times they're a changin' for Left in Bengal

Reaching out to the masses in a language that is easier to understand is the way forward for the party.

POLITICS

 |  Grade Crossing  |  4-minute read
Left parties, BJP, LDF, Kerala Polls

Kerala polls: LDF has a shot, but Chandy may spring a surprise

With BJP in the mix, this looks like the most interesting election in the state's recent history.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Left parties, Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress, West Bengal polls

The dummy's guide to West Bengal polls

From Left-Congress alliance to Mamata-Modi rumours, here's the low-down on elections in one of the most populous states.

POLITICS

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Anti-national, Left parties, ABVP, JNU

JNU always had an anti-national character

You cannot campaign for destroying India and then claim immunity in the name of freedom of speech.

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc  |  5-minute read
Left parties, Rohith Vemula suicide

How the Indian Left failed Rohith Vemulas

Any observer of caste and the political Left’s disturbing ambiguity towards it will tell you the Dalit scholar was right.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Narendra Modi, Left parties

Hypocrisy of Indian Left: Anti-Hindu and against 'fascist' Modi

The country should give up the flawed logic of such groups and embrace its own dharmic traditions instead.

POLITICS

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Left parties, Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M)

What CPM must do to stay relevant in Modi's India

The party needs to renew its stand on the development debate to become prominent again.