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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Binoy Viswam

Viswam is Rajya Sabha MP from the Communist Party of India.

Why government’s use of sedition law reveals a colonial mindset
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

The law, introduced by the British to silence nationalist voices, is now used to suppress legitimate forms of dissent. It must be repealed

India needs free universal vaccination
Thu, Jun 03, 2021

Only when everyone is vaccinated can the country be insulated against the pandemic.

People’s republic
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

The strength of a country depends not on the number of magnificent structures it houses, but on the living standards of its residents.

Corporate ownership of banks is not the way to Atmanirbhar Bharat
Thu, Dec 17, 2020

The experience of bank failures across the world throws light on the nexus between politicians, corporates and the bank higher-ups. The losers in all such cases are the depositors and the workers.

Pope Francis’ critique of capital, advocacy of justice endears him to communists
Thu, Nov 05, 2020

Behind the Pope’s composure is the conviction that the function of faith is to love, not bruise.

In Monsoon Session, government violated norms to push through anti-farmer laws
Mon, Sep 28, 2020

In its enthusiasm to pass the bills, the government blatantly violated parliamentary norms and rules of procedure in both Houses.

Throwing LIC open to private players will destroy its ethos of public service, make them subservient to profit-making motives
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

The argument for privatising the LIC is based on the thinking that the move will augment the corporation’s efficiency. But surely the LIC couldn’t have grown from a 5-lakh company to one worth 32 lakh crore if it lacked efficiency.

The lesson from America
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Protests in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing, mishandling of pandemic bear disturbing parallels to what has been going on in India.

The lesson from America
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Protests in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing, mishandling of pandemic bear disturbing parallels to what has been going on in India.

First-generation learners at JNU are beacons of hope for their communities
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

The winds of hatred sponsored by the Sangh have created havoc in universities like Allahabad, Jadavpur, BHU and Aligarh. Now, a new onslaught is in the offing. It seems to be more planned and brutal.

Whose Mahatma
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

After Patel, Bose and Bhagat Singh, RSS is trying to appropriate Gandhi

Government has laid out red carpet for foreign capital, which is unreliable in long run
Wed, Sep 04, 2019

The impact of unconditional dependence on foreign capital would be disastrous for the economy. We are not in a time of stability and growth. But, the government wants to hide the gravity of the crisis.

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