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As Bernie Sanders rises, some Democrats are extremely jittery about possible consequences
World

As Bernie Sanders rises, some Democrats are extremely jittery about possible consequences

Forty-eight states have yet to render judgment on Bernie Sanders and the other candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president

'Unelectable' Bernie Sanders leads race for Democratic nomination, but faces much sterner test against Donald Trump
World

'Unelectable' Bernie Sanders leads race for Democratic nomination, but faces much sterner test against Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders is now the front-runner to win the Democratic nomination. Yet note that in the betting markets, Sanders is the leader to win the nomination but President Donald Trump is favoured to then win reelection in November

AMU, BHU bear witness to rising violence, polarisation as political parties invade campuses to spread their ideologies
Politics

AMU, BHU bear witness to rising violence, polarisation as political parties invade campuses to spread their ideologies

Both the BHU and the AMU have been witness to 'academic interference', giving space for outsider and anti-social forces to create a disruptive environment in India's educational hubs

Socialism will return, a new generation will take it forward: Nitish Kumar
India

Socialism will return, a new generation will take it forward: Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar says socialism has been let down by those who swore by it but the ideology remains relevant and will never wither away

Narendra Modi and RSS, Part 2: Rise of a backward caste as PM is highpoint of Sangh's Hindutva project
Politics

Narendra Modi and RSS, Part 2: Rise of a backward caste as PM is highpoint of Sangh's Hindutva project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emergence as the tallest Hindutva leader coming from backward class is not a freak accident. It is consistent with the history of the RSS and its efforts to forge a Hindutva force subsuming all castes

China promotes images of young, 'drunkard' Karl Marx to capture youth, stresses on Marxism as 'true path'
World

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

Clashes erupt against President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela following court ruling
World

Clashes erupt against President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela following court ruling

The Supreme Court ruled it can take over the powers of congress in what opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro, as well as foreign governments, denounced as the latest step toward installing a dictatorship in this South American nation.

Fidel Castro, Cuba's revolutionary leader who defied US for 50 years, dies aged 90
World

Fidel Castro, Cuba's revolutionary leader who defied US for 50 years, dies aged 90

Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half-century rule, has died at age 90.

Cuba facing dissent within communist party, days after Obama's visit
World

Cuba facing dissent within communist party, days after Obama's visit

Days after President Barack Obama's historic visit, the leaders of Cuba's Communist Party are under highly unusual public criticism from their own ranks for imposing new levels of secrecy on the future of social and economic reforms.

Rescuing Ambedkar from pure Dalitism: He would've been India's best Prime Minister
Politics

Rescuing Ambedkar from pure Dalitism: He would've been India's best Prime Minister

Ambedkar's legacy is far more than just Dalit iconhood. Leaving him as a figure to be venerated by all and as a Dalit property would be doing him an injustice.

Modi shuts down Planning Commission: Here's what its replacement should be
Economy

Modi shuts down Planning Commission: Here's what its replacement should be

In changing the name of the building and the organization that will now move in, should the government junk the erstwhile Planning Commission lock, stock and barrel?

64-year-old socialist era remanant Planning Commission passes away on Independence Day
Economy

64-year-old socialist era remanant Planning Commission passes away on Independence Day

The Soviet-era style planning body, however, lost its relevance after the opening of the economy in the 90s.

Modi's first task if he becomes PM: Define the limits and role of the state
Elections

Modi's first task if he becomes PM: Define the limits and role of the state

If Modi makes it to the top job after 16 May, he would do well to outline the contours of the state's role in the life of India, it's economy, and public life

Hollande allies hail 'social democrat' vision despite proposed spending cuts
World

Hollande allies hail 'social democrat' vision despite proposed spending cuts

Francois Hollande's allies dismissed on Wednesday suggestions the Socialist French president had lurched right with plans to cut public spending and the taxes on business, hailing what they called a new "social democrat" vision.

Having seen disparities in Pune, Indian joins US city council as socialist
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Having seen disparities in Pune, Indian joins US city council as socialist

Kshama Sawant is a 41-year-old economics teacher and immigrant from India who lives in Seattle. She is also now one of the few elected socialists in America, after having been elected to Seattle’s nine-member city council.

Povertarianism and the mistaken classification of Joseph Stiglitz
Economy

Povertarianism and the mistaken classification of Joseph Stiglitz

Fusing Joseph E Stiglitz with Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze in an attempt to draw all three under an anti=capitalism umbrella is fundamentally flawed

Thatcher to Modi: Steering the economic discourse to the right
Politics

Thatcher to Modi: Steering the economic discourse to the right

Our national discourse on economics, which has always been weighted in favour of the far left, needs a corrective balancing force. Modi's address at the ThinkIndia forum on Monday was the first step in that journey.

Rahul Gandhi and the seductive appeal of 'feel-good economics'
Business

Rahul Gandhi and the seductive appeal of 'feel-good economics'

The economic philosophy that Rahul Gandhi outlined represents an unwillingness or incapacity to learn from the fact that these are ideas that have consistently failed in the past.

Socialism on four wheels: Romancing the iconic Ambassador
Business

Socialism on four wheels: Romancing the iconic Ambassador

A relic of the licence-permit raj, the Ambassador car is today a sputtering 2000-cc symbol of the distance that the Indian economy has travelled since it opened up in 1991.