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Indian Socialists and Their Legacy

The principles and programmes that the socialists formulated over 75 years ago still seem relevant in today's India. Perhaps, if they had not splintered into so many factions and so frequently, they might have succeeded in implementing some of their plans and may have had greater impact in resolving part of the inequalities and inequities in our society.

A Tall Beacon of Light

Mrinal Gore, veteran politician and leader of the women's movement in Maharashtra, who passed away recently was the quintessential grass-roots leader who could also hold her own in the state legislature. A call from her would mobilise thousands of women on the streets of Mumbai and she tirelessly raised issues that affected the common citizen, from rising prices, shortage of water, sex determination tests to corruption in real estate. Mumbai's citizens, otherwise ever cynical about politicians, held her in great esteem and affectionately called her paaniwali bai - the water lady.
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