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D. Raja

The writer is national secretary, CPI, and Rajya Sabha MP.

Of Lions And Dogs
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

If the RSS chief had cared to read the speeches of Vivekananda, he would have found that the swami had used the word lion in the context of the awakening of consciousness among all human beings.

The Freedom We Long For
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Social empowerment remains a distant dream for millions

House Under Siege
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

By undermining Parliament, government is curtailing the role of the Opposition

Karl Marx’s echo in Ambedkar
Sat, May 05, 2018

As capitalism and its exploitation evolves, Karl Marx’s philosophy and intellectual tools continue to have abiding significance

Disfiguring Ambedkar’s vision
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Communists and Ambedkarites need to work together to fight the communal forces.

Budget freebies for farmers clearly have elections in mind
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Budget 2018: There is no change in the economic paradigm of this government. It continues to cater to corporate and big business interests. The primary source of revenue generation in this Budget remains the selling off of public sector undertakings.

Divide and misrule
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

India’s institutions face large challenges. We need more democracy, less restrictions.

A Nation’s Conscience
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

It’s the Constitution that has checked Hindutva forces to a great extent

Lessons of October
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The revolutionary idea of liberation from exploitation continues to inspire.

Marx for the future
Fri, May 05, 2017

Two hundred years later, his philosophy has new significance

Lessons From Ambedkar
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

A fitting tribute to him would be forging unity of progressive forces against Hindutva

Democracy Under Stress
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

The freedom movement’s ideal of nationalism is embattled today.

The Constitution test
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Government has failed to uphold Ambedkar’s vision of social and economic equality

Denying Ambedkar his due
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Negating his contribution to the Constitution is part of a political design

The Restless Comrade
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

In his last days, A.B. Bardhan worried about the future of the Indian Left.

For an equitable society, reservations must be extended to private sector
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

We have allowed the unholy nexus between the upper castes and the rich to continue for long and keep the backward classes, SCs and STs suppressed.

A diminished House
Tue, May 26, 2015

Parliamentary scrutiny is necessary for maximum governance. Modi government has yet to acknowledge this.

Ambedkar for our time
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

He will be relevant as long as concerns of most disempowered are unheard.

The end of the universal university
Mon, Sep 26, 2011

The government cannot shift its higher education responsibilities to the private sector

The rights choice
Wed, Apr 14, 2010

Every year,on the 14th of April,thinkers and political activists revisit Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar,and each time,return with refreshingly new ideas.

The marketplace of ideas
Wed, Mar 24, 2010

In 1915 in a village named Ooruttambalam in Kerala,the great Dalit revolutionary Ayyankali took a Pulaya untouchable girl for admission into a Malayalam school.

Forgetting those left behind
Tue, Feb 23, 2010

Why does the FM’s budget-making exercise canvass the corporate sector — but not Dalits and adivasis?

Show me the money
Thu, Jul 09, 2009

In the run-up to Budget 2009,there was a demand to increase the allocation of funds for Dalits in the country under the Special Component Plan. Whether these demands have reached him or not,the Finance Minister promptly submitted a budget which reduced the SCP allocation for Dalits by 18 per cent.

Learning the wrong lessons
Tue, Jun 23, 2009

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government seems to be in a hurry to completely overhaul the education system....

A people’s budget but too much encouragement to foreign equity
Fri, Jul 09, 2004

If the stock markets show a thumbs down to the Finance Minister’s speech, I urge him not to worry. The markets can be just one of the b...