Category: India

Badri Raina: Happy Diwali

Pyare Ram Ji, as you return to the Saryu, You might consider the following few Facts: not far from where you are, A little girl of five died silently of hunger Because she only had a Ration Card, But no Aadhar. Just so that you know Why she could not say happy Diwali to you. Read more…

Badri Raina: Only sound and fury

Those who object to court ban on bursting crackers make a poor case

Vijay Prashad: Writing While Socialist

Our movements are born out of older movements, older uprisings that produce our confidence, and our movements in turn birth new and, we hope, broader revolts against the present order

Badri Raina: Bapu, 2017

Remember the scavengers Among whom you lived, Sharing their burden of human Waste? Seventy years after Your passing to a nationalist Bullet, they enter our Smart city sewer up to the Gullet, then without fear, They die from poisonous Gas because our powers-that-be, Busy as they are cleaning up The country, cannot afford to Buy Read more…

Badri Raina: Gauri Lankesh, State, and Civil Society

Has Gauri Lankesh, in her martyrdom propelled India to rethink and rebuild democracy?

Badri Raina: The Short Shelf-life of Post-Truth

It is extremely rare to hear murmurs of discontent from within the Bharatiya Janata Party. Which of course does not mean that discontent does not ever exist. A brave BJP Member of Parliament has, if you like, broken the hard ice and let out the best known secret of our times: “Modi does not like Read more…

Vijay Prashad: Learning From India’s Farmers

French workers are being asked to make “useless sacrifices”

Vijay Prashad: The Farmers of Rajasthan

News comes from Rajasthan, a state ruled by the BJP, that the farmers have decided to disobey the government

Vijayan M.j.: Independent Publishing in India

Continuing our focus on independent publishing in India, we talk to Vijay Prashad, the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books. LeftWord is a New Delhi based publishing house that seeks to “reflect the views of the left in India and South Asia”.

Patrick Bond: Capitalist ‘deglobalization’

BRICS Xiamen summit doomed by centrifugal economics

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