Volume 43, No. 1 to 52 (Year 2010-11)

Vol. 43 No. 1, Jul 18-24, 2010


Commen: RTI Martyrs
Note: God’s Own Country - O C writes
News Wrap - AGD

Vol. 43 No. 2, Jul 25 -31, 2010
Note: Resisting POSCO - Abhay Sahu writes
News Wrap - AGD
Havana Diary: The Empire and the War - Fidel Castro Ruz
Kerala: Deepening Communal Divide - Perumal Koshy

Vol. 43 No. 3, August 1 -7, 2010
Note: Targeting Women- Partho Sarathi Ray writes
News Wrap - AGD
Democracry Sans Democracy: Who is Afraid of Civil Society? - Vidya Bhushan Rawat
RED SHIRTS: Thailand : Two Elites and a Proletariat - Satya Sagar
Havana Diary: Imperialism and Lies - Fidel Castro Ruz
WEST BENGAL: Land Reforms: Myth & Reality - Koel Das

Vol. 43 No. 4, August 8 -14, 2010
Note: ‘‘Life is Cheap in India’’ - Arjun Makhijani writes
News Wrap - AGD
Army: A Prescription for Civil War - Interview: EN Rammohan
Mao beyond Maoism - Tapan Bandyopadhyay
Saltpan: The Last Defence - Freny Manecksha
26 Years Later : ‘Black Comedy' - Amit Sengupta
THE MAMATA PHENOMENON: The Spectre of Change -Asru Kumar Sikdar

Vol. 43 No. 5, August 15 -21, 2010
Note: Maoist Panic in Gujarat- Prasad Chacko writes
News Wrap - AGD
Forests, OGH and Political Economy - Shankar Gopalakrishnan
Food Security Act: Growing Hunger in India - Nirmalya Biswas

Vol. 43 No. 6, August 22 -28, 2010
Note: Half Muslims and non-Muslims - Farzana Versey writes
News Wrap - AGD
A False Proposition - Gautam Navlakha
West Bengal: Pollution and State Terror - Kumar Rana
North East: Managing News - Hiren Gohain

Vol. 43 No.7, Aug 29 -Sep 4, 2010

Note: Of Foreign Aid and Its Negetive Impact - Bharat Jhunjhunwala writes
News Wrap - AGD
Subalterns Speak Out - K S Subramanian

Vol. 43 No.8, Sep 5 -11, 2010
Note:Raut’s Suicide - S R writes
News Wrap - AGD
Myth & Reality: Towards the Anthropology of a University - Abhijit Guha
‘‘DEPOLITICISATION; OF CPM: Rectifying Mistakes? - Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri
‘WATER FOR DEATH;: Arsenic in Drinking Water - Manas Joardar
MIGRANT WORKERS: Toiling for the Commonwealth - Ankit Sharma & Paresh Chandra

Vol. 43 No. 9, Sep 12 -18, 2010
Note:Where Journalism is a crime - Sankar Ray writes
WHITHER KASHMIR?: Competing Nationalisms & Religion - Yoginder Sikand
NAXAL-PHOBIA RETURNS: Police Terror in Punjab - Harsh Thakor
ALL WAR AND NO PEACE: Behind the Silencing of Azad - Gautam Navlakha
‘HOLOCAUST’ REVISITED: Kolkata Film Festival - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
SINO-US TRADE WAR: Playing the Blame Game - Wang Yong

Vol. 43 No. 10, Sep 19 -25, 2010
Note: Food for Thought - IANS writes
News Wrap - AGD
Jharkhand: Yet Another Fake Encounter - Gladson Dungdung
West Bengal: Drifting Towards Anarchy - A B
Health for all: A Medical Tour of Cuba - Nasim H Naqvi
IFFI : Goa Film Festival - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
- Arun Kumar

Vol.43 No. 11, Sep 26 -Oct 2, 2010
Note: Revaluation of Yuan - Bharat Jhunjhunwala writes
News Wrap - AGD
Workers Resisting Worldwide - Farooque Chowdhury
IFFI: Indian Panorama - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
PCPA Vs CPI(M) :Jangalmahal Revisited - Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri

Autumn Number

Vol. 43 No. 12-15, Oct 3 -30, 2010

CRITIQUE OF THE FIRST CPI(ML) - Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri
GANDHIJI ON TAGORE - Nittopriyo Ghose
SEX : WHO ARE THEY? - Robi Chakravarti
A WRITER’S DILEMMA -Sandip Bandyopadhyay
FIFTY YEARS OF ‘LOKAYATA’ - Ramkrishna Bhattacharya
THE JAPANESE WIFE AND UDAAN - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar

Vol.43 No.16, Oct 31-Nov 6, 2010
Note: Killing the Quacks - Bharat Jhunjhunwala writes
News Wrap - AGD
A $10-Billion Question - Kavaljit Singh
Little Democracies - Asha Menon
‘World Bank in India’ - Michael Carter
No Schools, All Barracks - Partho Sarathi Ray
Dantewada Bus - Priyanka Borpujari

Vol. 43 No. 17, Nov 7 -13, 2010
Note: The Currency Report - Bharat Jhunjhunwala writes
News Wrap - AGD
The God That Is Failing-I - Bibekananda Ray
Assam: Of Hypocrisy and Peace - Hiren Gohain
Scrapping Bhagirathi Dam - Devinder Sharma
Film: Peepli Live - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar

Vol. 43, No. 18, Nov 14 -20, 2010
Note: The Millennium Dilemma - R B writes
News Wrap - AGD
Salwa Judum - Himanshu Roy
The God That Is Failing-II - Bibekananda Ray

Vol. 43, No. 19, Nov 21 -27, 2010
Note: Fixing BPL Trademark - Bharat Jhunjhunwala
News Wrap - AGD
Reading the Global Turn - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Beyond Froman's E-Mail: Of Traitors and Patriots - S R
Child Malnutrition: Structural Violence Against Children - Nirmalya Biswas

Vol.43, No.20, Nov28 -Dec4 , 2010
Panchayats and Human Rights
Comment:The Battle for Land
Note:Cheap Goods, No Buyers - Bharat Jhunjhunwala
News Wrap - AGD
Gagging Free Speech -Barun Das Gupta
The Power Question: Peoples' Movements, Peoples' Power and the Left - Sanjeeb Mukherjee
Jharkhand: Operation NGO Hunt- Gladson Dungdung
Challenge to Neoliberism: Mass Protests in France - Peter Custers
West Bengal:Revisiting Singur - Nisha Biswas
Dam Refugees:Submerging People


Vol. 43, No. 21, Dec 5-11, 2010
Note: Benefits Of Electricity - Bharat Jhunjhunwala
News Wrap - AGD
Areva N Power Plant: Alfa, Beta, Gama... - Sebastian Rodrigues
Venezuelan Alternative:‘No’ to Market Totalitarianism
Rethinking Export Oriented Growth: America, China and Global Imbalance - Kanaga Raja
Inside the Monster:The Reality of America - Azad Mahmud
Other Facts About Nokia - Geeta Charusivam

Vol. 43, No. 22, Dec 12-18, 2010
Note:Pakistan : After the Deluge -A Correspondent writes
News Wrap - AGD
Non-Marxist Socialism:New Face of Socialism - Sunil
Violence vs Non-violence: Theatrical ‘Contemporarisation’ of Tagore - Pachu Ray
Hawker Economy:Small Business, Big Role–I - Dipankar Dey & Subhendu Dasgupta

Vol. 43, No. 23, Dec 19-25, 2010
Note:Behind the Smoke Screen -Bharat Jhunjhunwala writes
News Wrap - AGD
Migrant Labour:Slaving Away In Kerala - A V Sakthidharan
Hawker Economy:Small Business, Big Role–II - Dipankar Dey & Subhendu Dasgupta

Vol.43, No.24, Dec 26-Jan 1, 2011
Comment:In a Bind
News Wrap - AGD
Posco Nightmare:Destroying India’s Coastline - M G Devasahayam
The Media As Middle Man - Farzana Versey
American Decline ‘The Asian Age’ - Juan Cole
Thriving on Subsidies - Devinder Sharma

Vol. 43, No. 25, Jan 2-8, 2011
Note:East China Sea - A Correspondent writes
News Wrap - AGD
Kerala Diary:Left, Right, Left... -Perumal Koshy
American War Crimes-I:Collateral Murder
American War Crimes-II: WikiLeaks and the Evil Empire -Seumas Milne
Moving Offshore - Karl Grossman

Vol. 43, No. 26, Jan 9-15, 2011
Note:Growth sans Welfare - Bharat Dogra writes
News Wrap - AGD
Multi-polar World:Crumbling American Empire -Dipankar Dey
Peace with the Earth:Defending Mother Earth -Vandana Shiva
Raipur Trial:Continuing Custodial Death - Gladson Dungdung
Review: DP’s Legacy- Ramkrishna Bhattacharya
Armageddon : Shias in Sunni Countries - Sisir K Mazumdar
Tough Choice: Persuasion, Radia style - Sevanti Ninan

Vol. 43, No. 27, Jan 16-22, 2011
Note:End of Globalization? - Bharat Jhunjhunwala writes
News Wrap - AGD
Ambedkar on Humanism :‘Action, Reflection, Action’ -Desh Raj Sirswal
Crime & Punishment :The Binayak Sen Judgment -Ilina Sen
Sudha Bharadwaj
Kavita Srivastava
Recalling Docor Bethune:The Scalpel, The Sword - Anirban Biswas

Vol. 43, No. 28, Jan 23-29, 2011
Note:Inviting Foreign Universities - Tarun Patnaik writes
News Wrap - AGD
Energy Injustice :‘‘Hiding Behind the Poor’’ -Shankar Sharma
Bihar :Left in the Lurch - Charubrata Ray
Bangladesh :Death of Those Garments Workers - Farooque Chowdhury
Oil Politics: ‘ECLIPSE’–An African Tragedy - M R Rajagopalan
Looking For resurgence: How to Restructure Prasar Bharati - Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Vol. 43, No. 29, Jan 30-Feb 5, 2011
Note:Lokvidya - A Correspondent writes
News Wrap - AGD
Many Paths, No Direction :The Kashmir Question -Ranjit Sau
Karkare Controversy :Villain in Life, Hero in Death! -Subhash Gatade
Remembering Kanna :K G Kannabiran -Ahosk Prasad &
Ramaa Vasudevan

Vol. 43, No. 30, Feb 6-12, 2011
Note:Sen and Neo-Liberalism - A B writes
News Wrap - AGD
Merchants of Death :Taming the ‘‘Wild West’’ of Microfinance -Kavaljit Singh
Euro Crisis :The German Economic Model -Peter Custers
Dantewada Crying :Plight of Soni Sori -Himanshu Kumar
Economics of River: Decommissioning Dams - Raj Kumar Sen
Binayak Sen: A Travesty of Justice - Trevor Selvam
Film: Moner Manush - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar

Vol. 43, No. 31, Feb 13-19, 2011
News Wrap - AGD
At a Crossroads :Feudalism Political -Ranjit Sau
Reflections on Bihar :Many Battles But A Single War -Tapan Bandyopadhyay
Plains vs Hills :Ten Years of Uttarakhand -Bharat Jhunjhunwala
San Jose Mine Incident: Don’t Mourn, Organize
Sedition: Gandhian With A Stethoscope -Amit Sengupta

Vol. 43, No. 32, Feb 20-26, 2011
Note:Centre-State Relations -A Correspondent writes
News Wrap - AGD
Campaign Beyond Horizon :"We Are All Binayak Sen"-Satya Sagar
Review Article :Aluminium Means Destruction - Sankar Ray
Bodo Stir :The November’10 Carnage -Aruni Kashyap
Manual Scavenging:Dignity Remains Elusive -Bezwada Wilson

Vol. 43, No.33, Feb 27-Mar 6, 2011
Note:Unrest in Arab World -A Correspondent writes
News Wrap - AGD
Where to Begin? A Draft for Discussion:Whither Bengal? - Sanjeeb Mukherjee
Black Friday :Back From Netai - APDR Report
People's Power :Tunisian Revolution - Dyab Abou Jahjah
Egypt Today-I:America Realigns - Samir Amin
Egypt Today-II:A Post-Mubarak Scenario - Tariq Ali

Vol. 43, No. 34, Mar 7-13, 2011
Note:Of GOI and Swiss Bank -A B writes
News Wrap - AGD
Rights for All:Million Men March In Cairo - Ranjit Sau
Assam's Eviction Squad:Why Adivasis’ Soldier is Silent? - Gladson Dungdung
Wrong Prescription:‘Charity’ Won’t Work - Tarun Patanik
Supreme Court Hearing:‘No’ to Salwa Judum
Film: Kolkata Film Festival - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar

Vol. 43, No. 35, Mar 14-20, 2011
Note:Issuing a Death Certificate-Ranjan Panda writes
News Wrap - AGD
UID:Implication of AADHAAR - Nirmalya Biswas
Limits of US Power:Egypt Erupts - Farooque Chowdhury
Irrelevant Left :Pakistan–Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - Pervez Hoodbhoy
The 25-crore Story:How to Curb Naxalism? - Himanshu Kumar

Vol. 43, No. 36, Mar 20-26, 2011
News Wrap - AGD
Calcutta Notebook - Charubrata
Crime and punishment:Of Hindutva and Terrorism -Yoginder Sikand
Raj Returns :A Strange Democracy -M J Akbar
The 25-crore Story:Bhimsen Joshi–an Era is Gone-T Vijayendra
An Anniversary:The Day of Shame

Vol.43, No.37, Mar 27-April 2, 2011
Note:False Pride at Stake -A B writes
After the Shock:Japan is Trembling -Pradip Datta
The Citizenship Issuet:Who Are the Matuas? -Sandip Bandyopadhyay
Business as Usual :Budget : Myopic Congress Ideology -Bharat Jhunjhunwala
Death of Manning:‘‘Aiding the Enemy’’ -Glenn Greenwald
Of Bt-Cotton and Widows - Vandana Shiva

Vol. 43, No. 38, April 3-9, 2011
Note:Libya : Friends and Foes -Pratik Uppal writes
News Wrap - AGD
The Fharaohs of India:Redefining Democracy -Satya Sagar
Justice & Injustice:The Binayak Judgement - Subhas Chandra Ganguly
A Forgotten Anniversary :Debabrata Biswas -Soumitra K Lahiri
Status of Education:Schooling or Waste of Time? - Shahidur Rashid Talukdar

Vol. 43, No. 39, April 10-16, 2011
News Wrap - AGD
Red Terror: Hypocrisy Unlimited -Sankar Ray
A Spocialist Future: Cuban Revolution: Where to Now? - Sisir K Majumdar
Chronicle of Blunders: Communists and the Muslim League - Sandip Bandyopadhyay
Nobel Winners' Appeal: An Unjust Conviction
'Megatons For Megawatts': What Happens To All That Uranium? - Tim Buchholz
Looking Back: RSS and Murder of Mahatma - Shamsul Islam

Vol. 43, No. 40, April 17-23, 2011
Note: ‘No’ to Nuclear Power-NAPM writes
News Wrap - AGD
Atom for Peace?: Rethinking Atomic Energy - Jonathan Schell
Missile Defense: NATO beyond NATO Territory - Peper Custers
Separatism in North Bengal: Adding to Tribal Woes - Partha Sen
Kerala: ‘No’ to Coca-Cola - IRC
Film: Mumbai Film Festival - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar

Vol. 43, No. 41, April 24-30, 2011
Note:‘No’ To Bauxite Mining -NAPM writes
News Wrap - AGD
Polemics:Communism and Anti-Communism - Anirban Biswas
Armageddon: Fukushima–An International Catastophe - Peter Custers
Unfinished Agenda: Egypt in Movement - Samir Amin
150th Birth Anniversary: P C Roy and Modern Science - Sisir K Majumdar

Vol. 43, No. 42, May 1-7, 2011
Note:Bengal goes to Polls -A B writes
News Wrap - AGD
India Today:"Towards Politics of Solidarity" - Panayiotis T Manolakos
India-EUFTA:Foreign Banks are Coming - Kavaljit Singh
American Gameplan:War in Lybia: Motives and Dynamics - Maidul Islam
Chattisgarh & Ninayak Sen:More on Sedition - Ilina Sen

Vol. 43, No. 43, May 8-14, 2011
Note: The Katju-Mishra Judgement -H Dhawan and P Singh writes
News Wrap - AGD
Ominous Signs: Peak Prices or Production Peak?- Peter Custers
Growth sans Improvent: Hunger Haunts India - Nirmalya Biswas
Whither Muslim Middle Class?: Muslims Need an Ambedkar -An Interview

Vol. 43, No. 44, May 15-21, 2011
Note:From Tarapur to Jaitapur -B S writes
News Wrap - AGD
Europian Theatre: The Nuclear Debate Returns -Peter Custers
American Scenario: Nuclear Nightmare -Ralph Nader
FAO Report: It’s Chronic Hunger - Farooque Chowdhury
A New Vision: ‘The Socialist Alternative...’ - Konrad Read
Bastille of Words: The First Casualty of War - John Pilger

Vol. 43, No. 45, May 22-28, 2011
Note:Jaitapur Calling -NAPM writes
News Wrap - AGD
Looking Back: ‘‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’’ - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
"A Paradise Built in Hell": Earthquake and Japan - Kojin Karatani
Universities at the Crossroads: Vice-Chancellors are not Angels - Abhijit Guha

Vol. 43, No. 46, May 29-Jun4, 2011
Note: Another Gandhi? -Asghar Ali Engineer writes
News Wrap - AGD
Newtown Project: Money and Marxists - Sanjeeb Mukherjee
Testimony before US Congress: Beyond Fukushima - Dave Lochbaum
America Today:Fight for Jobs - Scott Marshall
Jharkhand: Will Anna Get Justice?- Gladson Dungdung
Serving People: I was an MP - Pritish Nandy

Vol. 43, No. 47, Jun 5-11, 2011
Note:Beyond Kalmadi and Raja -Bharat Dogra writes
News Wrap - AGD
Recalling Rosa Luxemburg:Social Reform or Revolution -Graham Milner
Jangalmahal Revisited: Of Masses and Massline - Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri
Wrecking Tradition: Sircar and His Free Theatre
Film: Kutty Srank and Janala - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar

Vol. 43, No. 48, Jun 12-18, 2011
Note:Blasphemy Law–How Much Religion? -Asghar Ali Engineer writes
News Wrap - AGD
Living in Hell: People without History - Yoginder Sikand
Winds of Change?: China Rethinks Nuclear Power - Lucia Green-Weiskel
Back from Narayanpatnan:A Report from Ground Zero
Participation in Labour Force: Empowering Women - Shahidur Rashid Talukdar
Sounds of Resistance: War and Big Finance- Kevin Zeese

Vol. 43, No. 49, Jun 19-25, 2011
Note: Behind The Bamboo Curtain -C P J writes
News Wrap - AGD
Manipur Crying for Justice: ‘Is Anybody There....?’ - Nirmalya Biswas
Beyond the Status Quo:Beyond Trade Unionism
HOLCIM Story: Contract Labour Fighting Back - Indira Chakravarthi & Shalini Gera
Raigad Victory: ‘No’ to SEZ - Vidya Bhushan Rawat
People on the move: Socialism is the Alternative- Samir Amin

Vol. 43, No. 50, Jun 26-Jul2, 2011
Note:Godmen are not Immortal -Asghar Ali Engineer writes
News Wrap - AGD
Old Question, New Twist: Land & Factory: Peasants and Proletariat - Ranjit Sau
Myth & Reality: Nuclear Power: Neither Cheap nor Safe - Sujay Basu
Gwangju Prize Speech: No Justice, No Peace- Binayak Sen
Book Review:Fluoride Poisoning and Medical Geology - Manas Joardar

Vol. 43, No. 51, Jul 3- 9, 2011
Note:Required : New Left Thinking -Bharat Jhunjhunwala writes
News Wrap - AGD
There is an Alternative: Back into Socialism - Federico Fuentes
Grand Indian Opera: Corruption through Ages - Nirmalya Biswas
Theatre for Social Change: More on Badal Sircar - Subhendu Sarkar
Baghajatin Story: Killing a Hospital - S S
Review: Dilemmas in Agriculture - M R Rajagopalan
Independent Trade Union Initiative: Gorakhpur Workers Win - C F

Vol. 43, No. 52, Jul 10- 16, 2011
Note: Shashibhusan Dasgupta -A B writes
News Wrap - AGD
Minority Question: Anti-Communal Violence Bill - Y Sikand
Protest March: From Tarapur to Jaitapur - Gabriele Dietrich
Whither China?: Changing Chinese Society - George J Gilboy, Eric Heginbotham
Release of Prisoners: To Talk or Not to Talk to Mamata Banerjee -Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri