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Corona Lockdown: Why have the poor been dumped to save the affluent

Was the PM misled by the diabolical vested interests to impose lockdown? Or this government has chosen to willfully disregard the suffering of tens of thousands of working masses in India?

Corona and Kerala: Fighting a difficult fight smartly

When it comes to tacking a natural catastrophe or a pandemic, the Left government in Kerala, led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, has shown the way to the rest of India.

Corona: No dilution of basic rights

The global pandemic should not lead to legitimizing authoritarian tendencies among governments, as in China and Israel. This is especially relevant in contemporary India

Delhi Riots: ‘We know who attacked us’

It has been called a pogrom. So what will happen after the devastation and the killings, the brunt of which has been borne by the Muslim community?

You say goodbye, I say hello

Letter from a dad to a daughter. An ode to freedom and beauty, from the earth and sky to the forest and the river. While the city waits with its seductions and sensuality

When the IT man comes knocking…. 

Mankotia’s memoir is not really a book limited to anticipating an IT raid and to conceal your riches, but a lot more. With his writing skills and a knack for details, he should also be writing a crime thriller.

Shaheen Bagh: A Running Epic of Liberation

The resurgent people of India must acknowledge that it is the students, mothers and sisters of Shaheen Bagh who have put to halt the triumphant march of the war machine of Hindutva. It is Shaheen Bagh that has saved the Indian Constitution

Jamia Savaged: It’s time for Justice

The library video of police brutality is yet another sign of open injustice. Both Jamia and JNU want justice. And so do all the Shaheen Baghs of India.

Delhi Polls: The BJP seems exhausted

Narendra Modi’s political culture is groaning under its own weight. It is only now noticing that even hatred can lose elections. This, for the BJP, is an alien and very frightening thought.

BJP’s Shaheen Bagh obsession: What do they plan to do there?

So how much voltage of what kind of ‘current’ is Amit Shah fantasising to send terrible shivers down the spine of peaceful people in Shaheen Bagh?

Pegasus: The Shadow of Surveillance

The Pegasus attack is called the ‘most sophisticated’ smartphone attack ever. It seems a deadly USA-Israel nexus. The NSO group is simply a pawn.

‘Bhagat Singh would have fought fascist forces’

Prof Chaman Lal, expert on Bhagat Singh and the revolutionary freedom movement, speaks to Amit Sengupta

Why will Gandhi fail now?

MK Gandhi’s posters are everywhere in these turbulent, agitated times – in an India that seems more divided than 1947 – but are we worthy of him?

CAA protests: When will Congress get its act together?

Congress and other conventional parties are staring at irrelevance if they do not creatively step up their participation. The coming of age of young leaders not only challenges the BJP, but also all the traditional parties.

‘I was assaulted amidst slogans of Bharat Mata ki Jai’

A journalism student narrates the horrifying account of being assaulted by goons near the main gate of JNU on January 5, while the cops looked on.