Arindam Sen

And Quiet Flows the Sarayu

WITH the initiation of the actual construction of Ram Mandir on the ruins of the Babri Masjid, and that on the first anniversary of the imposition of the longest – and still continuing – period of brutalization of the lone Muslim majority state in India, the temple town on the bank of Sarayu has been given a fresh coat of political saffron.

The Communal is Anti-National Destroy It Root And Branch

It’s really a sad irony of history. We shall be observing the forthcoming Independence Day -- for the seventh year in a row -- under the auspices of those who were avowed enemies of our freedom movement and all the progressive, democratic and secular values it stood for.

Yes, avowed enemies. Just see how the ideological-political forefathers of the present rulers – and the organisations they represented -- conducted themselves during the decisive decades of our struggle for independence.

The Pandemic and Beyond : Free Quality Healthcare is a Fundamental Right

WHEN the whole of India was put under lock and key in late March, we had only 564 known cases of Novel Coronavirus infection. By the middle of May, we earned the dubious distinction of defeating eternal competitor China (which had nearly 83000 cases) at least in this field. On May 19 the tally crossed the 100000 mark and is all set to rise rapidly for quite some time.

The Pandemic and Beyond : Free Quality Healthcare is a Fundamental Right

WHEN the whole of India was put under lock and key in late March, we had only 564 known cases of Novel Coronavirus infection. By the middle of May, we earned the dubious distinction of defeating eternal competitor China (which had nearly 83000 cases) at least in this field. On May 19 the tally crossed the 100000 mark and is all set to rise rapidly for quite some time.

The Countrywide Upsurge against CAA-NRC-NPR: What We have achieved and What Comes Next

IN the first part of this article we traced the genesis of the movement and discussed its most distinctive demands and slogans. In this concluding part, let us talk about its salient features, key achievements and long term perspective before taking up the question as to how the movement must be carried forward in the changed situation marked by the Delhi pogrom and the Corona pandemic.

The Countrywide Upsurge against CAA-NRC-NPR: What We Have Achieved and What Comes Next

PART - I

WITH Mercury dipping to record lows, winter 2019-20 was more atrocious than usual. The political atmosphere too was quite depressing, what with the passage of CAB even in the Rajya Sabha thanks to help from the BJP's loyal opposition and the apex court visibly reluctant to discharge its constitutional responsibility of blocking a patently unconstitutional legislation.