Karat versus Yechury

Dhirendra K. Jha

Partners once, rivals now. There is a deep split within the CPM that threatens to surface if the party loses Bengal.

India This Week

Done In by the Chinese; Shaken by 26/11, Industry Worries about Security; Simmering Seven in the North-east; and Hindi Lesson for Raj from Tamil Nadu

‘No Compromise on Leading Rebellions’

CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat on the difficulties his party faces in the 2011 West Bengal Assembly election, the threat from Maoists and his error in allowing the UPA government to negotiate a safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency in November 2007.

India This Week

The Brothers Reddy and Their Swaraj; CPM Stops in its Tracks; US Bars Indian Spooks; MNS-Azmi Fracas; and By-Poll Mayhem for CPM

More Marxist Than Thou

If you think Prakash Karat would be lying low after his party’s recent rout, think again. He’s back at the helm with a grand plan for change

India This Week

CPM’s war against the media; A big blow to Naxals; University for the disabled; BJP’s Facebook face-off; and DMK’s poll booty for terrorists

The Loneliness of Buddhadeb

Can Bengal’s poet-playwright Chief Minister pull out of his current depression in time for the looming Assembly elections?

Wails Within Wails

Though fighting oppression in West Bengal, Maoists are busy oppressing their own cadres in Jharkhand. Dissent is not an option in their ideology

Once upon a Place

The police orders are to ‘flush out’ Maoists, and since actual militiamen are hard to locate the State forces end up treating every villager as a closet Maoist. It all adds up to further alienation

Saving CPM from Vijayan

VS Achuthanandan may be the CM of Kerala, but real power in the state rests with Pinarayi Vijayan. Will he survive the Lavalin scandal?


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