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Caesar Basu (1975–2018)

We, the undersigned, condole the demise of Caesar Basu on the afternoon of 31 March 2018 in a hospital in Kolkata. Caesar was diagnosed with lung cancer, which was already at an advanced stage when his treatment began. Caesar, a research scholar and an intellectual, meant many things to many people...

Stand with JNU-I: Journalists from JNU

Below are extracts from statements issued by a few groups from all over the world on the events that happened in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, since 10 February. (i) Journalists from JNU As journalists who have studied in and obtained their degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU),...

Dribbler, Passer, Poacher

Lionel Messi, star forward and captain of the Argentine football team, displays a genius and artistry that will long outlive the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

The "High Turnout" in ongoing Lok Sabha polls - What could explain it?

The ongoing Lok Sabha elections have clearly shown a higher turnout in most states as compared to previous Lok Sabha elections. Is this an one-off phenomenon? A look at the polling percentages in recent assembly elections suggests that there has been a general increase in voter participation over the past few years. What could be the reason?

It's Just Not Cricket !

As modern-day cricket has now attained the frenzied status of mass mania in India, purists have begun to flock to other sports.

For a Minimum Living Wage

On 12 December, nearly a lakh of workers predominantly from the unorganised sector marched to Parliament to demand a minimum living wage, social security measures and regularisation of work. The call had been given by trade unions across the political spectrum and the participants came from all parts of the country. However, mainstream and popular media remained indifferent and ignored the rally, as always.

The Aam Aadmi Party's win in Delhi: Dissecting it through Geographical Information Systems

A preliminary look at the electoral performance of the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi state using Geographical Information System (GIS) tools allows us to make some qualitative conclusions that could have a bearing on the AAP's political strategy going forward.

March For a Minimum Living Wage

On 12 December 2013, more than a lakh workers predominantly from the unorganised sector marched on Parliament to demand a minimum living wage, social security measures and regulariation of work. The call had been given by trade unions across the political spectrum and the participants came from all parts of the country. However, mainstream and popular media remained indifferent and ignored the rally, much like earlier times.

Whistle-blowing in the Wind

Only the small nations of Latin America, committed to “Socialism of the 21 st century”, stand up to the might of the United States, by offering to provide asylum to whistleblower Edward Snowden. The rest of the world’s state establishments show their inability to defy the US despite great sympathy for Snowden among their citizens (including within the US).

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