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CPM

VS Achuthanandan: Comrade VSOP

Shahina KK

What is it that makes VS Achuthanandan, Kerala’s most youthful politician at 92, the most popular Indian communist? Open  catches up with the relentless fighter as he prepares for another battle

JNU: The Last Outpost

A portrait of JNU where revolution still rages in the minds of the street-fighting class

Sitaram Yechury: The Terminator

Sitaram Yechury faces his biggest test so far in deciding whether to tie up with Congress for the Bengal polls

Two Leaves and A Rebellion

A few thousand women in the hill ranges of Munnar challenge the male dominated trade unions of Kerala

“Arresting the party’s decline is my biggest challenge”

Sitaram Yechury, CPM's new general secretary, meets Open Assistant Editor Kumar Anshuman for a wide-ranging conversation. Excerpts

What’s Left, Comrade Yechury?

A new general secretary for the shrinking CPM. Can he make it relevant?

Sitaram Yechury and the last ghost story

Make CPM a social democratic party or dump it for the sake of political hygiene

Miffed VS Achuthanandan leaves party meet in a huff

The nonagenarian communist went out of the conference hall bidding farewell to the general secretary Prakash Karat who unsuccessfully tried to pacify him

DIDI’S DEADLY GAME

A reckless Mamata Banerjee reduces Islamist terror to a Centre-state dispute

The Comrade Who Dared: MV Raghavan (1933 to 2014)

A firebrand leader, Raghavan used his sturdy, film-star looks, alpha male image, rugged nature and ruthless ambition to rustle his way through the ranks of the party

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