WE deeply condone the death of Shri R. K. Laxman who not only entertained Indian people through his penetrative cartoons over the decades but was, in essence, the chronicler of the Indian political developments through most of our post-Independence decades.
We have had the pleasure to use many of his cartoons, as the one above, in the CPI(M) publications over many years, particularly in the campaign against communalism during the decade of 1990s.
We convey our deepest condolences to members of his family and to the media fraternity.
EXPLOITING fully the servile attitude of this Modi government, being offered on a platter, US President Barack Obama, on his recent State visit to India as the guest of our 66th Republic Day Parade, got what he wanted from India to rejuvenate the beleaguered US economy. USA is simply unable to recover fully from the world capitalist crisis – a crisis that it had generated, in the first place, leading to the Wall Street collapse heralding the global financial meltdown in 2008.
On January 22, 2015, the International Department of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) sent the following message to the National Workers Party of Pakistan, for the January 25 meeting in Karachi to condole the recent demise of veteran communist leader, Comrade Sobho Gianchandani.
THE crash in global crude oil prices raises questions in relation to the petroleum pricing policies of the Government of India.
India imports around 80 per cent of its crude oil requirements so international prices of crude oil have a direct bearing on the price of petroleum products.
In January 2014 when the global price of crude oil was 106 dollars per barrel the retail price of petroleum products, petrol and diesel were Rs 72.43 and Rs 54.34 per litre (Delhi prices) respectively.
KARL Marx said of his fellow Germans in Modern Europe: “Perseus wore a magic cap so that the monsters he hunted down might not see him. We draw the magic cap down over our eyes and ears as a make-believe that there are no monsters.”
In Modi's India, the monsters and their tools for destroying free speech and expression are well-known. Here in Tamil Nadu, the monsters hunted down an eminent writer. The Left forces, the CPI (M), the CPI and Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers and Artists Association (TPWAA) protested against this attack.