Marx, Didi and Durga

Swapan Dasgupta

West Bengal’s annual carnival is a magnetic draw for politicians

Open Diary

High-key sexual harassment charges and the low-key centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution 

Bounce-Back Thrills

Our idea of wealth has changed and so has our need of heroes

Interpreter of a Malady

Piketty needs his critique of capitalism shorn of overreach, not overhyped

Lenin De-Mummified

Tariq Ali resurrects the Soviet patriarch from distortions of history

Namvar Singh: What Will Marx Think?

The ideological paranoia of fellow travellers mars a literary doyen’s birthday party

The Intolerance Myth

Is India as wretched as it is being portrayed by a section of the intellectual class?

Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola

The talented Mr Bhardwaj has lost his mojo

Honey, I Shrunk the Left!

As chief of the CPM’s central command, Prakash Karat finds himself presiding over an electoral rout and party disgruntlement


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