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Finding One’s Heartbeat

A RECENT check-up at the doctor’s showed up that though all the health parameters were fine, only the heartbeat was missing. The perplexed doctor, ordered and monitored all further tests to understand this strange phenomenon, where a live person, breathing, walking and talking does not have a heartbeat. Naturally, nothing came out of these medical tests. This further aroused concern in the doctor, who was baffled and started palpitating.

Manufacturing ‘Divinity: Claim of Modi’s ‘Invincibility’

IN these times of pandemic, a new phrase has entered our lexicon of contemporary discourse – ‘new normal’. There is an imperative need to understand this phraseology for comprehending its full import. Defining feature of this pandemic affected situation is the severe restriction on collective public action. Given the fact, that such restrictions are necessitated by requirements of containing the spread, the need for scrutinising actions and measures of the governments is imperative to counteract the current aggressive unilateralism.

Industrial Accidents in India & Impunity Corporates Enjoy

INDIA has witnessed a number of industrial accidents recently -- toxic gas leak at LG Polymers factory in Visakhapatnam, boiler explosion at Yashashvi Rasayan Private Limited in Gujarat’s Dahej, two boiler explosions in Tamil Nadu, toxic gas leak at a paper mill in Chhattisgarh, and boiler explosion at a Lucknow chemical factory. In addition, the coal mining sector has reported some accidents. These accidents have killed or injured many workers and exposed communities to toxic chemicals.

Democracy at Crossroads

THE BJP-led NDA government at the centre is leading the common people into an eventual bankruptcy with a plethora of anti-people measures. What is being pushed into circulation by the centre, is the rhetoric of jingoistic nationalism and communal agenda that dubiously hides the plight of toiling masses.

Bhagat Singh and Today’s Youth

COME September 27 (September 28 according to some), India will be commemorating the birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-azam Bhagat Singh. An eternal youth icon, Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary should be an occasion for us to look at the status of youth in our country, the relevance of Bhagat Singh’s ideas, particularly in today’s socio-economic and political situation.

Farmers will Resist anti-Farmer Laws

MASSIVE resistance has been built up by the peasantry against the three anti-farmer ordinances/bills. The intense struggles across the country and especially in Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh also created enough pressure to force a union minister, Harsimrat Kaur Badal to resign from the union cabinet in protest against anti-farmer ordinances and legislation. If the legislations are “pro-farmer” as Modi claims, why are farmers coming out in united protests against these measures?

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