Sundarayya’s Abiding Interest in the Agrarian Question

This article has been written on the occasion of the death anniversary of P Sundarayya, on May 19.

PUCHALAPALLI Sundarayya was a revolutionary whose efforts for theoretical studies were always linked to practice. Whatever subject he chose for study, be it examining the agrarian relations, or the developments in the fields of literature and culture, they were always linked to immediate needs of practice.

Modi Govt. Fixated on Wheat Exports, Flour Prices Rising, Wheat Shortage Looming

WHILE prime minister Modi was, as usual, busy inaugurating projects in poll-bound Gujarat and visiting Europe, retail prices of another essential food item, wheat flour or atta have reached their highest level. According to data collected from across the country by the central government’s department of consumer affairs, average atta prices have increased from Rs 28.80 per kilogram in May 2021 to Rs 32.91 in May 2022.

Casualisation of Bank Jobs Leading to Exploitation

SERVICE conditions of bank employees in the country were first codified in the Sastry Award at the industry level in 1952 and subsequently amended in the Desai Award in 1958. The era of bilateral discussions commenced in 1966. The first bipartite settlement was arrived on October 19, 1966, between the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and trade unions of bank employees. The latest in the series, the 11th bipartite settlement, was signed on November 11, 2020, with retrospective effect from November 1, 2017.

Neo-Fascist Gangs on the Rampage Time to Rethink our cities

IN The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt, the famous political philosopher, author and Holocaust survivor, wrote: “Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism. The masses have to be won by propaganda,” referring to how the Nazi gangs unleashed fascism with ferocity in Germany in the early decades of the 20th century.

Determined to Fight for the People: 23rd Party Congress at Kannur

WHEN the land of people’s movements and struggles played host to the 23rd Party Congress, it scripted a new history. The 23rd Party Congress of CPI(M) at Kannur was made a huge success by the efficient organisation, spirited coordination and hard work with determination. The energetic support offered by the Party workers, sympathisers, fellow travellers and the common people was crucial in achieving this.


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