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My Kolkata Nightmare: Is There No Escape For Women Trapped In The 'Syndicate Raj'?

For two years, my mother and I have been living in hell. We've been subject to harassment, abuse and intimidation in our own home by a clearly criminal gang that calls itself a "syndicate". Its primary motive is real estate. As my mother holds a good portion of the land title through inheritance, the idea is to subject us to such terror that we flee. Syndicate gangs, like the mafia, have become an open, dirty "secret", a factor of life in West Bengal.

Dear Sitaram Yechury, You Have Betrayed The Students' Federation of India

I am an old student organizer of the Students' Federation of India. I spent more time organizing students and luring them into the SFI than studying. I remain a Marxist. But I strongly feel that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leadership has betrayed the SFI. That's why there is no reason for the SFI to continue as a student organization linked to the CPI(M). Since it can't shut itself down, you should do the honours.