Muhammad Ali : The Legend

THE death of Muhammad Ali, the legend of world boxing, is an irreplaceable loss for the world of sports. He was three times world  heavyweight champion.  He won a gold medal in the Rome Olympics in 1960. Very few are considered unsurpassed geniuses in the world of sports – Jesse Owens, Nadia Comaneci, Pele, Maradona, Bradman, Federer – Muhammad Ali gained a celebrated place amongst them.

Danger of Salwa Judum Style Displacement & Division of Villages Arising Again

A DELEGATION comprising of Sanjay Parate, Chhattisgarh state secretary of CPI(M), Vineet Tiwari from Joshi-Adhikari Institute, CPI member, New Delhi, Archana Prasad from Jawaharlal Nehru University and CEC member of AIDWA, and Nandini Sundar, Delhi University visited Bastar Division from May 12-16, 2016. We visited the following districts: Bijapur, Sukma, Bastar and Kanker.  The focus of the visit was on the situation of ordinary villagers who are living through the conflict between the State and Maoists.

Karl Marx on Political Action

IN another two years, the world will be observing the 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx, who was born on May 5, 1818. Hailed as the greatest thinker of the millennium, Marx had an enormous impact on the world and hence it is not an exaggeration to say that his bi-centennial birth anniversary will be observed by the entire world. Marx is one such personality, whom you can either love or hate, but can never ignore.

Joblessness and Its Emerging Political Implications

THE recent World Employment and Social Outlook Trends, 2016 (hereafter WESO) shows that the crisis in contemporary capitalism has worsened in the last two years and the forecasts for the next few years are also quite bleak. This scenario is best exemplified by the growing rate of unemployment in the world economy, particularly in developing and emerging countries. It should be noted, that the current phase of contemporary capitalism is characterised by location of production units in emerging and developing economies by transnational corporations.

Mumbai Draft Development Plan: Authorities Surrender before Real Estate Sharks

THE abject failure of the authorities in finding a planned solution to the massive and aggravating problems of Mumbai and its citizens was highlighted in a programme to discuss the Draft Development Plan for Mumbai for 2015-2034. The programme was organised on February 7 by the School of Social Sciences, in collaboration with the University of Mumbai’s Department of Civics and Politics. The School of Social Sciences, earlier known as Indian School of Social Sciences, Mumbai, was reconstituted and registered recently.


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