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POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Urban naxal, Supreme Court, Activists arrested, Bhima koregaon arrests

A shot in the arm for cops: Supreme Court says activists were not arrested because they opposed the government

Maharashtra police will now focus on exploring various angles that could to establish a link between the arrested activists and the Maoists.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Tukde tukde gang, Sudha bharadwaj, Urban naxal, Bhima Koregaon violence

Bhima Koregaon case: With SC refusing to intervene, BJP and Congress are already passing their verdicts

The case may not have reached its logical conclusion yet, but that has not stopped political parties from politicising the issue.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
West Bengal, Jyoti Basu, Urban naxal, Mithun chakraborty

Was actor Mithun Chakraborty one of the original 'urban naxals'?

[Book extract] Like thousands of impressionable Bengali youth in late 1960s, the actor too was swayed by the extremist ideology.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Naxalism, Kanu sanyal, Charu majumdar, Urban naxal

What 'Urban Naxals'? You are either a rural revolutionary or an urban activist

The clash between various human rights organisations and the government goes back a long way.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Devendra Fadnavis, BJP, Litmus test, Urban naxal

Why the arrest of activists has put Modi government in a spot

This case will also be a litmus test for Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis as he is in charge of the state’s law and order.

VOICES

 |  @ArunAnandlive  |  5-minute read
Marxism, Communism, Vivek Agnihotri, Urban naxal

Urban Naxalism is real in India: How the situation already resembles William S Lind's Fourth Generation Warfare

Unlike the first, second and third generations of warfare, this warfare intends to destroy a state from within.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Revolution, Beauty and the beast, Liberals, Urban naxal

Why the Naxal is the proverbial Beast

The Beast, or the Naxal, faces a strange trap. Love from Beauty, the liberal, who wishes to appropriate him. Hatred from others who wish to destroy him.

VOICES

 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
Bengal, Naxalites, Urban naxal, Maoists

How my friend Arnab dropped out of IIT to become Comrade Bikram

Before you sympathise with anybody, remember that the Ultra Left ideology has claimed many young lives — indoctrinating youthful minds to die and to kill.