The 22nd Party Congress of CPM was long on rhetoric and short on realism
The undiminished popularity of Narendra Modi and the unmatched organisational skills of Amit Shah have made BJP India’s natural party of governance. Is India closer than ever to one-party dominance?
The struggle for a united opposition to the resurgent BJP falls apart in the absence of a leader or a slogan
While the CPM admonishes Sitaram Yechury for the Congress tie-up in West Bengal, sympathetic comrades worry about staring at oblivion
Sitaram Yechury faces his biggest test so far in deciding whether to tie up with Congress for the Bengal polls
Open lists a few parliamentarians who could take a tip or two from Nehru to revive Indian Parliament as an effective instrument of democracy—and to save the country from the brink of economic and political disaster
Sitaram Yechury incurs the displeasure of party leaders who want action, not talk, as the new chief goes ahead with plans to hold a plenum in November, just months ahead of crucial polls in Kerala where it is battling against heavy odds to wrest power from the Congress and in West Bengal where it is struggling to retain its second position