Communists and Nationalism : 4 historical episodes

One of the core tenets of Communism is internationalism. In simple terms, Communism does not claim to recognize any other difference between people than the economic class difference. However, this…

Seattle Anti-Racism protests

The grammar of anarchy: from Shaheen Bagh to Seattle

Last week, the Capitol Hill area of Seattle city, USA was barricaded by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors, who demanded, among other things, abolition of police. The protests, started after…

Bengali Hindu – Rising from the ashes

“Ekbar biday de Maa ghure aashi Hashi hashi porbo fanshi dekhbe bharot bashi…” [Bharat Mata bid me farewell once, I will be back soon. whole of Bharatvasi will watch me…

JNU: End of the Romance

Joining Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was like crossing the road. Literally. The year was 1999. I was Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at IIT, Delhi (IIT-D)….