That food prices have broken the ceiling and have gone beyond control, is a tragedy that is affecting many sections of the Indian population today. Yet the government has only compounded the misery by increasing fuel prices as well. It is imperative that the government must roll back the hiked fuel prices and must work on a war-footing to arrest galloping inflation. A post on the issue.
Pragoti commemorates Marx's birth anniversary on 5th May.
Pragoti commemorates May Day 2009 with a request to readers to share their thoughts on the political significance of May Day this year in the current global conjuncture of imperialism in crisis.
The story of Paris Commune has been told a number of times: Napoleon III’s attempt to bolster up the sagging French Empire by declaring war on Prussia in July, 1871; his debacle at Sedan, which exposed Paris to the Prussian troops; the proclamation of a bourgeois republic and a Government of National Defence; the Government’s betrayal of its mandate and revolt of the Parisian working; the proclamation of the Commune and the seize of power by the working classes on March 28. But really no account has surpassed Marx’s description in simplicity and penetration.
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Pragoti commemorates the 83rd anniversary of the first All India Conference of the Communist Party of India in Kanpur. On this occassion, Pragoti presents one of the party's first documents: The Communist Party of India's Manifesto to the All India National Congress, Gauhati session, 1926. Printed in Britain and distributed at the National Congress session by Abdul Halim, it was among the first formal statements of the Communist Party laying down a radical programme for national liberation from colonialism, with an introduction by Pragoti Editorial Team.
One of the fallouts of the terror attacks in Mumbai has been an over-the-top reaction from the Indian media and jingoist appeals made in the same by some people connected to the establishment, certain "celebrities" - more fittingly, vacuous and obtuse people familiar to the public, and others. In direct correlation to this has been a reaction of abject denial by several voices in the Pakistani media, mirroring the jingoism in India.
Suranjan Basu (1957-2002) was an artist who worked primarily as a printmaker besides a few forays into water-colour and gouache on paper. He was one of the unquestioned masters of wood-cut and lithograph in India. Seagull Foundation of Arts presented Suranjan Basu’s works in an exhibition titled ‘Suranjan Basu - A Retrospective’ in Kolkata in November 2008.
Pragoti introduces Suranjan Basu to its readers. Arijit Bhattacharya reviews the exhibition for Pragoti.
Pragoti mourns the demise of former prime minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh. The 77 year old leader breathed his last after fighting a losing battle against cancer and renal failure for nearly a decade.
Pragoti condemns these shameless attacks on innocent citizens and foreign tourists.