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Mother, weep not for me

Mother, weep not for me

When you came to see me I couldn’t see your face from the fibre glass window If you glanced at my crippled body you could truely believe that I am still alive Mother, cry not for my absence at home…

Union Budget: what does it have for peasants and workers?

Union Budget: what does it have for peasants and workers?

“Will politics win over economics?” This is the commonest platitude one hears when the union budget is around the corner.If the government extracts huge tax-revenue from the ordinary people, curtails its own expenditure, economics wins. If the government distributes rice…

Newton: a ‘New dalit hero’ or a new stereotype of dalit?

Newton: a ‘New dalit hero’ or a new stereotype of dalit?

Which language should I Speak? Chewing trotters in the badlands my grandpa, the permanent resident of my body, the household of tradition heaped on his back, Wait in this evening's glow and stand still hollers at me, "You whore-son, talk…

Varanasi: brutal attack on tea vendors

Varanasi: brutal attack on tea vendors

The previous central government brought a Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 for protection of livelihood rights and social security of street vendors. A government press release quoting the Minister for Housing and Urban…

Fight against systemic, structural sexual harassment and gendered violence

Fight against systemic, structural sexual harassment and gendered violence

Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) stands firmly with the survivors who have faced sexual harassment at the hands of the perpetrators on and off the list and, most importantly, extends solidarity in this moment of unravelling narratives,…

Not ‘fake’ but unable to meet ‘digital’ demands

Not ‘fake’ but unable to meet ‘digital’ demands

Ration Cards of the Poorest of the poor cancelled as ‘Fake’. 11,64,000 ration cards cancelled as ‘fake’; 2,71,000 old-age pensioners have been declared ‘fake’; pruning of MGNREGA applicants as ‘fake’ Jharkhand government gave a full page ad on 22nd September,…

BHU: Abject failure of a vice-chancellor

BHU: Abject failure of a vice-chancellor

Professor Girish Chandra Tripathi, according to his own admission, became the Vice Chancellor of nationally important Banares Hindu University because of his service to the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, the ideological parent of the ruling dispensation of Bhartiya Janaata Party in…

Is Gorkhaland a demand of the working class?

Is Gorkhaland a demand of the working class?

This article, in Bengali, analyzes the demand of the separate state of Gorkhaland from a working class perspective. This was originally published in the magazine "Radical".

Bhangor Movement: The future of the struggle for land and democracy

Bhangor Movement: The future of the struggle for land and democracy

This is an article, in Bengali, on the Bhangor peasants' movement against the high tension power grid and power sub station forcibly constructed on agricultural land, raising questions about the dynamics of land acquisition, economics of the power sector, democracy…