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New-look Left front identifies its enemy number 1: The BJP-RSS

Apr 17, 2015

New-look Left front identifies its enemy number 1: The BJP-RSS

The new United Left a group of six Left parties-- has zeroed in on the BJP-RSS combine as its strongest enemy, to be taken head-on in the days to come. #BJP #NewsTracker #Left Front #RSS #News #CPM #marxist #strongest enemy
Girish Karnad turns up for Bengaluru beef eating event, but cops take away food

Apr 10, 2015

Girish Karnad turns up for Bengaluru beef eating event, but cops take away food

Anticipating trouble as the event had invited a lot of opposition, police intervened and took away the eatables made of beef from the organisers. #NewsTracker #beef #Dalit #Bengaluru #Left #Girish Karnad
Is BJP Right and Congress Left? The Left-Right binary is fairly useless in India

Mar 24, 2015

Is BJP Right and Congress Left? The Left-Right binary is fairly useless in India

The Left-Right classification of BJP and Congress and leaders in India is a blind copy from European definitions that make no sense in our context. #Politics #Congress #BJP #PoliticsDecoder #Culture #Hindutva #Sangh Parivar #Modernity #Ideology #Left #ideas #Right #PM Narendra Modi #political ideology #traditionalism
Rajya Sabha passes Mines Bill despite Congress opposition, JD(U) walk out

Mar 20, 2015

Rajya Sabha passes Mines Bill despite Congress opposition, JD(U) walk out

The Bill was passed by 117 members voting in favour and 69 against it, after Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar moved it for passage. #Congress #BJP #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Mines Bill #JD(U) #Left
Is Ramachandra Guha right in believing the Right lacks 'intellectual' heft?

Mar 17, 2015

Is Ramachandra Guha right in believing the Right lacks 'intellectual' heft?

Historian Ramachandra Guha believes that the Indian Right has produced more ideologues than intellectuals. But he probably excludes many who could be called intellectuals by defining "intellectual" too narrowly #Ramachandra Guha #Ram Mandir #VHP #Right wing #Left wing

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Happy 82, Ursula Le Guin

Oct 21, 2011

Happy 82, Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin celebrates her 82nd birthday today has always been a writer of sweeping vision, and her books bring together tropes from science fiction and fantasy alike. #Literature #LiteraryPalate #The Left Hand of Darkness #Earthsea #The Dispossessed #Ursula Le Guin #Hal Duncan