Reflex Action

Author: 
Amritananda Chakravorty

Last week witnessed the violent face of the State machinery that is often reserved for the disturbed or conflict-ridden areas like Chattisgarh, Assam, North-Eastern States or even Jammu and Kashmir. On 22nd May, 2018, thirteen protestors were gunned down in cold blood by the Tamil Nadu police, when they were protesting against the Sterlite Copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Limited, at Thoothikudi, Tamil Nadu, and demanding its closure, owing to the plant polluting the entire area.

A unique concept was born, “Mahatma Gandhi International School” with an intention & commitment to provide result oriented quality education.  “Nothing can  substitute the classroom teaching from experienced Guru”. The lessons from them make the most difficult topic the easiest one. It goes a long way in sharpening the skills and the fine tuning of concepts. The classroom environment keeps the students focused and motivated.

Author: 
Nantoo Banerjee

Capricious US trade and diplomatic policies seem to have dumped world diplomacy into disorder. Countries in Europe and Asia are getting increasingly confused and uncertain about staying ‘allied’ with the US. With President Donald Trump appearing as a highly unpredictable ‘ally’ even to traditionally close Britain, Germany and France, nations are confused over a changing diplomatic order.

Author: 
Susan Ram

Exactly fifty years ago this month, France was aflame. In one of the world’s most developed capitalist economies, the ‘impossible’ – the prospect of revolution from below – struck suddenly with resounding force, fury and festivity. Students and workers in their millions spilled onto the streets, closing factories, occupying campuses and triggering the biggest general strike France has ever known. The government of the day, headed by President Charles de Gaulle, was plunged into panic.

Author: 
Harihar Swarup

The outcome of Karnataka elections is loud and clear. It’s emergence of a grand   anti-BJP front before next year’s Lok Sabha’s elections which otherwise looked an impossible task. An error, a mighty miscalculation or call it political opportunism in inviting BJP leader B S Yeddurappa to form the government, giving him an unusually long time—15 days—to prove his majority on the floor of the house drove opposition parties to come on one platform.

Author: 
John Bachtell

Marxism is the world’s most influential body of thought and has changed the course of human history. It is more relevant than ever for addressing humanity’s urgent challenges despite the desperate efforts by the capitalist class to bury it.

Author: 
K R Sudhaman

It is really sad that India had taken 70 years after Independence to provide electricity to all its villages. It is not that the previous governments had not done anything and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had come with a magic wand to accomplish this great task. There are six lakh villages in India and majority of the population still lived in rural areas. What Modi government has done in the last four years is to provide electricity to nearly 19,000 villages which still did not have power.

Author: 
Aditya Aamir

Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge to cricketer Virat Kohli has landed Prime Minister Narendra Modi looking remarkably unfit! Rathore tagged Kohli to the challenge and Anushka Sharma’s husband promptly tagged PM Modi to #HumFitTohIndiaFit. Within the hour, Modi was target of a 101 challenges thrown at him by political rivals and commoners alike. His silence on #ThoothukudiKillings was challenged. And he was challenged to #ProduceDegrees.

Author: 
Sankar Ray

The spectre of Pushpa Lal Shrestha seemed to have been stalking where Khagda Prasad Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka ‘Prachanda’, chairpersons of Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist) and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) were jointly planting a party unification plant called Ginkgo Biloba at the official residence the Prime Minister in Baluwatar (a plant that survived the massive devastation due to dropping of atom bombs by the US air force in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 during the World War II) on 17 May after the meeting for unific

Author: 
Anjan Roy

Oil prices have started pinching as these touch the highs of some six years ago.
With the Karnataka state elections out of the way, prices for petrol and diesel have today reached the highest level ever. Depending on the metropolis where you are buying, you will pay a price of Rs 75.32 per litre to Rs 83.16 per litre.

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