Ex-students of Presidency University (College) unequivocally condemn the attack on the historic institution.
Sudipto Gupta, a 23 year old bright student, was a leading left student activist of SFI committed to change the society for a better one. He made his choice early in life - to work for the betterment of society. In one of the most horrific incidents in Kolkata, he was beaten to death in police custody after he had courted arrest. What was his fault? He was not demanding anything for himself. He and his comrades were agitating peacefully demanding student union elections in West Bengal, which is a fundamental right of any student. The fact that a student has been beaten to death for demanding student union election shows the abyss that West Bengal has reached with the so called ‘pariborton’ in the state.
Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, and inspiration to millions of left supporters and poor people in the world died of cancer today. This is my personal tribute to a great revolutionary.
The pursuance of neo-liberal ideology has run out of policy options to take the Indian economy out of the current crisis. That is the message of this year's union budget.
সোভিয়েত রাশিয়ার পতনের পরের কুড়ি বছর পরে দেখা যাচ্ছে দুনিয়া জুড়ে মানুষের আন্দোলন পুঁজিবাদের বিকল্প সন্ধানের। কোথায় দাঁড়িয়ে আমরা? উত্তর খোঁজার সংক্ষিপ্ত প্রয়াস এই প্রবন্ধে।
The decision of the UPA government to open up the retail sector in the country to FDI is an example of the basic fallacy in the 'growth fetishism' of the votaries of neo-liberalism. While the government argues that this move will generate investor confidence in the Indian economy and lead the country to high growth, in reality the problems of the common people- deprivation, poverty and hunger- far from being ameliorated will actually be intensified.
নব-উদারবাদী অর্থনীতির সাথে কি আর্থিক দুর্নীতির কোন সুস্পষ্ট যোগাযোগ আছে? এই প্রশ্নের উত্তর খোঁজার একটি সংক্ষিপ্ত প্রচেষ্টা।
The recent announcement by the government to increase the price of diesel by Rs 5/- is wrong. Over the last two years, the Indian economy is reeling under high inflation, which has not subsided even after major interventions by the RBI. In such a situation, increasing the price of diesel, which is an intermediate commodity for all kinds of production, is only going to give rise to a cascading effect on inflation.
A blogpost on the current Chinese growth process and its implications for socialism in that country.