CPM and its tailist loyalists can’t find the ground beneath their feet. They are fast losing the ABC of Dialectical Materialism Amit Sengupta Delhi
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Uninterrupted power for 32 years has blunted the sensibilities of the Left to feel the pulse of the people. The communists had raised expectations when they swept to power in 1977. But, they failed to live up to it. Instead, they injected sloth and nepotism in every state-run institution Rakhi Chakrabarty Kolkata/Delhi
For 32 years, the CPM has replaced the rule of law by partisan rule in West Bengal, specialising in crimes like..... Sunanda Sanyal Kolkata
The fiery Mamata Banerjee, obsessed with throwing out “fascist CPM” from Bengal, loves her spartan lifestyle
Rakhi Chakrabarty Delhi
Given the strong traditions of anti-Congress, anti-BJP ideology of Bengal, it is theoretically possible for the CPM to recover lost ground if they make some course corrections Nilanjana Gupta Kolkata
The peaceful struggle of the poor people of Lalgarh retells a history of abysmal poverty and pain, total absence of good governance, and the corrupt regime of armed CPM goons Aritra Bhattacharya Lalgarh
GAIL India has a spectacular track record in project implementation. But now, the company is caught in litigation due to a tender-related controversy that threatens to put its key investment behind schedule Noor Mohammad Delhi
While the Chhattisgarh government claims that Salwa Judum is a spontaneous civilian movement of tribals against the atrocities of Maoists.... Harsh Dobhal Lingagiri/ Dantewada
So, whatever happened to the peasant revolt led by Naxalite legend Charu Majumdar in the original birth place of the revolution 42 years after? Chaman Lal Naxalbari (West Bengal
There’s more to Operation Lalgarh than ‘flushing out’ Maoists Amit Sengupta Delhi
Iranians do not want to change the entire system. But, they do want more personal liberties and a good government that can tackle corruption. And, they want to be connected with the rest of the world Shubha Singh Tehran/Delhi
Clearly, this was a well-oiled joint family fraud, minting millions with magic realism, super conman Jadeja style Hardnews Bureau Ahmedabad
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