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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Prakash Karat

Prakash Karat

Prakash Karat is former general secretary of the CPM and was president of the Students’ Federation of India during the Emergency

Riding the Bullet train, watching India-Pak hockey game, Prakash Karat recalls the 1964 Tokyo Games
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

Prakash Karat, who was general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) for three consecutive terms from 2005 to 2015, looks back to when he was 16 and went on a memorable trip to Japan for the Olympics.

Giving BJP a walkover
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

In UP, there was no real counter to its communal-nationalism or economic policies.

Giving BJP a walkover
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

In UP, there was no real counter to its communal-nationalism or economic policies

Fight against BJP cannot be conducted in alliance with the other major party of the ruling classes
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

In India today, Hindutva ideology and chauvinist nationalism are used to polarise the people on communal lines and to attack religious minorities.

Winning back the people
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

Left is stuck with old issues. It must strike new conversations — with middle classes and youth.

Is India Emergency Proof?
2015, like 1975
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

The danger of authoritarianism revisiting India is a very real one.

Setting the agenda
Tue, Sep 04, 2007

In these two extracts, from the party journals of the Congress and the CPM, party chiefs Sonia Gandhi and Prakash Karat assess, among other things, the India-US nuclear deal and the related but broader issue of where India’s national interests lie

Lost in exchange
Wed, Nov 01, 2006

Some clarifications from the CPM general secretary

Betrayal on Iran: Costs of India-US partnership
Fri, Sep 30, 2005

India voted with the US and the European sponsors of the resolution to arraign Iran in the Board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (...