The writer is national secretary, CPI, and Rajya Sabha MP.
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.
Social empowerment remains a distant dream for millions
By undermining Parliament, government is curtailing the role of the Opposition
As capitalism and its exploitation evolves, Karl Marx’s philosophy and intellectual tools continue to have abiding significance
Communists and Ambedkarites need to work together to fight the communal forces.
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.
India’s institutions face large challenges. We need more democracy, less restrictions.
It’s the Constitution that has checked Hindutva forces to a great extent
The revolutionary idea of liberation from exploitation continues to inspire.
Two hundred years later, his philosophy has new significance
A fitting tribute to him would be forging unity of progressive forces against Hindutva
The freedom movement’s ideal of nationalism is embattled today.
Government has failed to uphold Ambedkar’s vision of social and economic equality
Negating his contribution to the Constitution is part of a political design
In his last days, A.B. Bardhan worried about the future of the Indian Left.
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.
Parliamentary scrutiny is necessary for maximum governance. Modi government has yet to acknowledge this.
He will be relevant as long as concerns of most disempowered are unheard.
The government cannot shift its higher education responsibilities to the private sector
Every year,on the 14th of April,thinkers and political activists revisit Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar,and each time,return with refreshingly new ideas.
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.
Why does the FMs budget-making exercise canvass the corporate sector but not Dalits and adivasis?
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.
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