Gnani worked as an editor for 30 years while becoming the greatest contributor to the Marxist critique of Tamil texts.
Kobad Ghandy's upcoming memoir traces the activist's life from his student days in London to his work as a Maoist ideologue
For the better part of the last decade, Kobad Ghandy had been embroiled in several court cases and was in and out of various prisons across different states in the country.
The death of liberal order: On Michael Jackson's 'Black or White' and our changing political, cultural landscape
While the other pop stars of the 90s were far less political, Michael Jackson's songs showed a clear political arc.
'Inquilab Inquilab Inquilab Zindabad': Revisiting the legacy of beloved revolutionary Telugu poet Sri Sri
Srirangam Srinivasarao, popularly known as Sri Sri, needed no introduction in Telugu households until a generation ago. Famously called Mahakavi (The Great Poet), he enjoys a reputation like no other Telugu poet.
Memoirs of a Dalit Communist: RB More's writings offer critique of untouchability, Savarna communism
Memoirs of a Dalit Communist should be read for the explanations it offers for the failure of communism in India, in particular the ideology's unsuitability to the social reality of Indian politics. The book is also a critical read because it lays bare how Savarna leaders used caste to their advantage within the communist groups.
Apple is the latest foreign company to catch heat in relation to the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
China promotes images of young, 'drunkard' Karl Marx to capture youth, stresses on Marxism as 'true path'
With chat shows claiming "Marx was Right" and cartoons of his wild youth, China has gone to great lengths to show that the theories of German philosopher Karl Marx are still relevant today, ahead of the 200th anniversary of his birth on Saturday
Cuba ready for end of an era as President Raul Castro steps down; long time deputy Miguel Diaz-Canel to take over
The silver-haired Diaz-Canel, 57 — a top Communist Party figure who has served as first vice president since 2013 — will become the island's first leader born after the 1959 revolution, and the first in 60 years who is not named Castro.
Parole is not Mammootty’s worst, but if you have seen him when he is at his best, you have to wonder what on earth he is thinking when he picks scripts these days – or whether he is thinking at all.
CPM's defeat in Tripura: Post-poll violence challenges Left hegemony, methodically targets its institutions
Losing their bastion of Tripura is a setback for the Communist Party of India (Marxist), but the larger humiliation lies in being routed by a BJP-led Right-wing alliance
Fall of Lenin in Tripura transcends hooliganism and becomes an act of catharsis against communist violence
The bulldozing of Lenin’s statue transcends goonish behaviour and becomes an expression of popular anger.
Sitaram Yechury says BJP-led government must stop 'looting' of assets, address unemployment, agriculture
Sitaram Yechury said the country needs strong ideals instead of leaders and urged party activists to create an alternative force on the basis of these principles to dethrone the BJP government at the Centre
Tripura polls: Change in mid-level leadership key to Left's revival, finding their own 'Ram Temple' issue
The Left, in its leadership structure, needs to reflect the subaltern groups whom they claim to represent. They may not conform to the idea of the typical middle-class decent folks, but only they can provide impetus equivalent to BJP's 'Ram Temple'
This victory of BJP in Tripura Assembly polls is quite akin to a tectonic shift in Indian politics probably comparable internationally to the collapse of the Berlin Wall or of the Soviet Union. It signifies collapse of an ideology which ceded ground to another powerful ideology.
Ants Among Elephants review: Sujatha Gidla's passionately researched examination of what it means to be Dalit in India
Sujatha Gidla's Ants Among Elephants — rather than telling us stories of an 'untouchable' family and their struggles in a casteist society — tells us that liberation in India could never come from those at the 'top' of society | #FirstCulture
Kerala political killings are symptomatic of communist regimes' propensity to use violence as tool of state machinery
It should be a matter of concern for all the citizens of the country as to why violence such as that seen in Kerala happens only under communist regimes.
Mao Zedong declared war on India in 1962 because he saw New Delhi as a 'soft target', claims new book
Communist leader Mao Zedong declared war on India in 1962 because he saw the country as a "soft target"
Maoists seek to revamp their outfit, come out with retirement plan for aged and physically unfit leaders
The banned CPI (Maoist) has come out with a retirement scheme for its aged and physically unfit leaders in a bid to relieve them of underground activities and also revamp the organisation.
Shiv Sena hailed Mamata Banerjee as a "tigress" for decimating communists in her state, a task, which the Congress and the BJP had "failed" to do.
Communist Party Congress: Xi Jinping serves gobi machurian-style communism to make China great again
In order to achieve the 'national rejuvenation', Xi demanded total allegiance to his guidelines from Chinese people and communist party members.