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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.
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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.
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Which Political Parties Are Associated With The Most Violence? Here's What I Found

Is violence the fief of a particular political ideology, and by extension the operationalizing political outfit? To answer this I analyze the data from the India Sub National Problem Set, which records information on violent conflicts in India until 2004. To narrow down on the issue of political violence, I focus on incidents where at least one political outfit was involved. In what follows, I discuss the emergent patterns.
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Lal Salaam To Comrade Bardhan: Memories Of An Anti-Khalistan Yatra In Punjab

Comrade AB Bardhan, former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI), passed away on 2 January in New Delhi after prolonged illness. He was 92. My heartfelt lal salaam to him. He was a selfless and dedicated communist, whose heart beat for the working class and the poor in general. I had the privilege of knowing him well. Here is an indelible memory of how I first met Comrade Bardhan.
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What A Controversial Sri Narayana Guru Tableaux Tells Us About Kerala Politics

During the nineteenth century and the early part of twentieth century, almost all Hindu castes in Kerala went through turbulence, rebelling against the existing order that was perhaps the most rigid in India. Together, these social movements came to be known as Navothanam (Renaissance) in Malayalam. Sri Narayana Guru, who was born in the numerically strong Ezhava caste, through practical vision and spiritual leadership, transformed the social outlook of his community. But his impact went beyond the community. He was the principal change agent of the era for the downtrodden.