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Brinda Karat


The writer is a member of the CPM politburo and patron, AIDWA

Failure to act against hate speech at Centre and in states is the real ‘double engine effect’
Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Brinda Karat writes: A much more vigorous intervention for prevention of and punishment for hate speech is required from concerned citizens and political parties.

Hindutva’s history rewrite
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Hindu right is pushing post-truth versions of culture, nationalism, freedom.

Khairlanji, then and now
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

The state refused to admit that the murder of four members of a Dalit family in Maharashtra was a caste crime. Ten years later, the demand for a repeal of the legal protection for Dalits can be heard.

A letter from Latehar
Tue, Apr 05, 2016

The hangings of a cattle trader and a child in Jharkhand took place in a context — of a politics that stokes insecurity, trades on fear

Budget 2016, through a prism of the poor
Fri, Mar 04, 2016

Gamlina’s response is just one example of how distant this government is from the lives of the poor and how tokenistic its schemes are.

Really, home minister?
Wed, Dec 02, 2015

Rajnath Singh’s Constitution day speech trivialised the fight for gender justice and against caste hierarchies.

Panchayat undemocracy
Sat, Dec 26, 2015

In an unequal society, exclusions from the democratic process based on social indicators reflect elitist bias.

Who’s afraid of LaMo?
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

The government’s defence of the indefensible underlines the importance of being Lalit Modi.

The Vizag line
Thu, Apr 23, 2015

CPM won’t separate struggle against neoliberal policies from fight against Hindutva.

Face the truth
Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Descriptions of the ‘monster’, the ‘evil one’, for the rapist tend to ignore that we are creating, replicating, encouraging misogyny and its violent expression.

The divided city
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Class-based inequalities greet you at every corner.

Prime minister’s choice
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

On the sadhvi hate speech issue, Modi must act to uphold the Constitution.

There is zero tolerance
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

The Modi government, in its very first test on its approach to cases of sexual assault, has been found wanting.

Democracy without equality
Mon, Oct 14, 2013

We need to interrogate the politics and policies that fuel the increasing violence against women

Dharmapuri is not a faraway place
Thu, Jul 18, 2013

The death of a young Dalit points to the persistence of casteist structures,and a politics that fattens on them

Shadowboxing over coal
Wed, Sep 05, 2012

BJP and Congress might argue about allocations vs auctions,but both agree on the denationalisation of a vital natural resource

Everyone forgets the surrogate
Tue, Jul 17, 2012

Government must bring the assisted reproductive technologies bill to Parliament. More stringent regulation could have saved lives

And not a grain to eat
Thu, May 17, 2012

What stops the government from using good harvests to reduce,if not eliminate,hunger?

Bhanwari Devi,utterly unequal
Wed, Jan 18, 2012

She may have used sex and threats to get her way,but her murder raises troubling questions about crime and political power

Playing with numbers,and lives
Fri, Sep 23, 2011

How many meals do you have to miss for the Planning Commission to consider you poor?

The Left will endure
Thu, May 19, 2011

It is unlikely that a review exercise will to lead to the kind of ‘reformed’ Left that its critics want.

A case apart
Mon, Jul 19, 2010

The proposed legal amendments do not factor in the complex cruelties of ‘honour’ crimes...

‘He spoke his mind and expected others to do so too’
Mon, Jan 18, 2010

Recently,at Howrah station,a group of railway porters surrounded me to ask about the health of Comrade Jyoti Basu.

Rejigging NREGA,the wrong way
Thu, Sep 03, 2009

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is once again in the news,for the wrong reasons. Arbitrary changes in the guidelines...

Expectations from an Uttaranchal election
Wed, Oct 25, 2006

The CPM wants to win representation in the state assembly in alliance with other Left parties