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  • Lenin’s Legacy

    Lenin’s Legacy

    It is a cruel fact of history that just as the Russian Tsar threw away a golden opportunity of transforming Russia into a working constitutional state if he had cooperated with the moderate liberal opinion after the revolution of 1905, Lenin repeated the same mistake by not attempting to create a constitutional government

    December 24, 2020
  • Communist Parties

    Communist Parties

    A particular strength of the communists has been that many party members are educated. Could they not promote their electoral prospects by running schools and colleges? They could also do other forms of social service such as running hospitals, dispensaries and nursing homes

    September 9, 2020
  • Harbinger of Indo-US strategic partnership

    Harbinger of Indo-US strategic partnership

    Sudhir Ghosh, a distinguished member of Parliament of the hallowed years and close confidant of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in forging strategic ties with the USA immediately after Chinese attack on India in 1962.

    March 6, 2020
  • Russia President Vladimir Putin hints at retirement in 2024

    Russia President Vladimir Putin hints at retirement in 2024

    Putin, who will shortly mark two decades since Boris Yeltsin dramatically handed him the presidency at the start of 2000,faced the media with Russia still isolated internationally and speculation growing about his own plans when his mandate ends in 2024.

    December 20, 2019
  • Democracy protests, trade war leave Hong Kong’s economy in extreme difficulties

    Democracy protests, trade war leave Hong Kong’s economy in extreme difficulties

    Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters came back to streets on Sunday for a series of marches and rallies after a rare period of calm in nearly six months of unrest.

    December 2, 2019
  • Break the strange circle of ups and downs: Chinese minister on Indo-China relations

    Break the strange circle of ups and downs: Chinese minister on Indo-China relations

    Speaking at the two-day ‘Fourth India-China Think-Tanks Forum’ held in Beijing on November 28 to 29, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui said, 'The simultaneous rise of China and India is the most important historical event in the 21st century.'

    December 1, 2019
  • Hong Kong elections: Pro-democracy campaigners win by landslide victory

    Hong Kong elections: Pro-democracy campaigners win by landslide victory

    The results of Sunday's elections in the semi-autonomous city have sent the Beijing-backed government a clear message of public support for the demands of a pro-democracy movement that has gripped the territory for months.

    November 25, 2019
  • Hong Kong protests: Hundreds of students trapped as police attacks Polytechnic University

    Hong Kong protests: Hundreds of students trapped as police attacks Polytechnic University

    Hundreds were still trapped inside the campus on Monday morning, following overnight clashes at Polytechnic University during which protesters launched petrol bombs and arrows at police who threatened to begin using live rounds.

    November 18, 2019
  • Hong Kong Protests: Students skip classes to join anti-government voices

    Hong Kong Protests: Students skip classes to join anti-government voices

    At St Francis' Canossian College, the alma mater of Chief Executive Carrie Lam, students donning yellow helmets, goggles and masks knelt in front of the entrance and held placards bearing anti-government messages. 

    September 2, 2019
  • Communists & Surrealists~I

    Communists & Surrealists~I

    The Soviet doctrine by 1931 was that art had to be proletarian, expressed as social realism, and that the Surrealist art should conform to this party line. This was anathema to Surrealists, who considered themselves the sole arbiters of what constituted revolutionary art, and rightly deemed Communist functionaries unqualified to pronounce on it.

    June 20, 2019
  • Mao to Ma!

    Mao to Ma!

    Jack Ma, China’s richest man and the guiding force behind its biggest e-commerce company, has been inducted as a member of the country’s pivotal entity called the Communist Party of China.

    December 2, 2018
  • Hundred Years After

    Hundred Years After

    One hundred years after World War I ended, the saddest thought on Armistice Day must be the almost relentless danger of wars and extremism that have threatened the world’s peace and prosperity. Storm-centres dot the world of 2018 and much as the leaders of Europe and the US commemorated the fallen on November 11 ~ …

    November 13, 2018
  • Imran’s China lesson

    Imran’s China lesson

    Whatever the volume of assistance for Pakistan that China is expected to finalise very shortly, the striking feature of the grandstanding that marked Imran Khan’s arrival in Beijing on Friday was his remarkably frank admission to President Xi Jinping that “Pakistan wants to learn from China”. Implicit in that expression in a rare moment of …

    November 5, 2018
  • Somnath Chatterjee: Staunch communist, who officially didn’t die a comrade

    Somnath Chatterjee: Staunch communist, who officially didn’t die a comrade

    Despite the fact that his father was once the president of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, Somnath remained a key leader of CPIM between 1968 and 2008

    August 13, 2018
  • Cuba Post-Castro

    Cuba Post-Castro

    It is an irony of modern history that such despots as Stalin and Mao among the Communist dictators and Franco and Salazar among the non-communist ones, are forgotten immediately after their passing. It is an irony too that even after the exit of the Castros, the relatively younger successor has pledged to continue with their …

    May 4, 2018
  • Veteran Hill Communist leader dies

    Veteran Hill Communist leader dies

    Veteran Communist leader from Darjeeling Hills, Sangdopal Lepcha, passed away in a private nursing home in Siliguri on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Lepcha, a resident of Sahidnagar here, was 95. CPI-M leaders paid their tributes in front of the CPI-M party office on Hill Cart Road this on Sunday afternoon. Family members took his …

    February 13, 2018
  • Holocaust again

    Holocaust again

    The horrors of Nazi Germany are haunting Poland more than 70 years after the Holocaust. The former Communist country has ignited a diplomatic row with Israel after its Senate approved a controversial bill penalising any suggestion of “Poland’s complicity in the Holocaust on its soil”. Almost immediately, Donald Trump’s US, which has recently buttressed its …

    February 4, 2018