The writer teaches Hindi at Delhi University and is president of Socialist Party (India).
The socialist thinker stood for civil liberties and a transparent politics. Governments of today are far removed from his political ideas and lack moral authority to honour him
Movement against agricultural laws has posed a direct challenge to privatisation and its champions.
Debate over farm laws among political parties has made it clear that when in power they support corporate interests and in opposition, they pay lip service to constitutional values
If there is indeed a blow to an alliance that rules both in the state and Centre, it will be due to the inherent strength of Indian democracy. This will be of significance even in the event of the Mahagathbandhan's defeat.
The National Education Policy is tailored to favour a neo-colonial economic order. It will favour those from affluent backgrounds, and discriminate against the poor and the oppressed.
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh upheld the ideals of Lohia and Karpoori Thakur while pursuing political office with Lalu Prasad.
The people were their own leaders in the Quit India Movement. This is very different from the 'New India' of today
Sachar held on to the hope that the old glory of the Socialist Party and the original spirit of the movement/ideology will thrive once again in Indian politics.
Bhai Vaidya will continue to inspire. His struggle for equality will go on.