A blogpost that expresses dismay with the newly formed SP led government in Uttar Pradesh.
The need of the hour is a non-partisan and secular effort to protect the Land Reforms Act. There has been an uniform attempt by the UDF government to derail the process of reclamation of public land that was initiated by the predecessor LDF government. Comrade V S Achuthanandan writes.
Much of the commentary following the unprecedented grid failures in North, East and North-East India recently have been about the reasons such as the overdraw of power by a few states such as Uttar Pradesh and the general problems with power transmission and generation. This however avoids the assessment of the long term consequences of various policies followed by Indian governments over the years in line with neoliberal reforms that have severely affected power transmission and the grid. This blogpost carries links to three features - 2 articles by power expert Prabir Purkayastha and his video interview which explains those reasons more substantively.
India needs a radical change in approach to youth development and sport and not just for it to be competitive in forthcoming Olympics and other multinational competitions. A blog post.
Events in the Delhi unit of the CPI(M) have taken an unfortunate and a regressive turn with the expulsion of Albeena Shakil, women activist and former student leader from JNU, from the party for alleged "anti-party activities". A short blogpost carrying information on the events.
This tribute to Comrade Captain Lakshmi Sahgal, written by her daughter Comrade Subhashini Ali, charts her life, her ideological and political journey, and her deep commitment to public service. It was first published in Frontline and republished with the author's approval.
At the culmination of the five-day dharna on food security organised by the Left parties in New Delhi from July 30 to August 3, 2012, the leaders of the Left parties – Prakash Karat (General Secretary, CPI[M]), S. Sudhakar Reddy (General Secretary, CPI), Debabrata Biswas (General Secretary, AIFB) and Abani Roy (Secretary, RSP) – met the Prime Minister on August 4 and submitted a memorandum to him on the need for an amended food security legislation to be brought in the Parliament.
SFI-JNU unit responds to the SFI CEC Note uploaded below:
The SFI-JNU Unit considers the Note to be nothing more than a compendium of false allegations and half-truths being spread to create confusion regarding the recent events in JNU.
Prasenjit Bose writes: Many issues have been raised in the debate surrounding my resignation from the CPI (M) on 22 nd June protesting against the decision to support the Congress led UPA’s nominee in the Presidential elections. This article is an attempt to provide further clarifications on the context in which the decision was taken and explain its political objective.