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Communism

Among the Digital Dissidents

S Prasannarajan

I have not found a better creativity-of-dissent narrative than Emily Parker’s Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground

A Tipsy-Turvy State

There are few quite like the merry men of Communist Kerala. From a group’s 27-year crusade for senior citizens’ right to subsidised alcohol to others who shoot off indignant SMSes if a liquor shop delays opening its shutters by even five minutes, Soutik Biswas records the desperation of the Malayali alcoholic.

Poet of Two Nations

Faiz Ahmed Faiz passed on 25 years ago. A chronicle of the life of the Scotch-drinking, globe-trotting, communist, Don Juanesque poster boy of modern Urdu poetry.

Bloodied Bengal and Its Bhadralok

Why violence maintains its currency as a political tool in West Bengal

What the Left has Lost

The Communists have come in for opprobrium, not because of the middle class’ aspirations, but because they have devalued their own worth

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