Fifty years After Naxalbari by Bernard De Mello

By Harsh Thakor I recommend everyone to read this classic book titled “India-50 after Naxalbari” by Bernard D’Mellow that most analytically assesses metamorphosis in India in post-naxalbari era of Naxalbari, Maoist movement and emergence of fascism in India. In the era when proto-fascism is reaching it’s optimum height it is all the more significant. Morally […]

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Why inspite of 54 years since Naxalbari uprising today the party and revolutionary movement remains splintered

By Harsh Thakor In spite of 54 years since the epic naxalbari uprising and formation of the CPI (ML) the movement is hardly moving in the direction to re-organise the party. A series of conflicting and opportunist trends and theoretical weaknesses are crippling the development of an organized movement. This is disheartening when fascism of […]

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Talaq or Khula are not the only ways for dissolution of marriage in Islamic Jurisprudence.

By Arman Kazmi Talaq or Khula is not the only way for the dissolution of marriage in Islamic Jurisprudence. Talaq often translated as divorce is one among the many ways/process in Islamic jurisprudence(fiqh) through which divorce is made possible. In the past decade, the rationale behind Talaq has undergone heavy criticism because of its unjust […]

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Shabana Azmi is the ultimate connoisseur amongst Hindi film actresses taking art to surreal regions

By Harsh Thakor In the modern era, no actress has gone into the skin of a character in such magnitude of depth or given as much justice to a role as Shabana Azmi., who turned 70 last year. She may not have embezzled the beauty of an Aishwarya Rai or Madhuri Dixit, of the liveliness […]

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Do Bigha Zameen is the best Indian movie ever portraying social reality at the very core

By Harsh Thakor To me ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ is the best movie ever made in India and the most relevant even today. In a most artistic manner it reveals the oppression of feudalism or capitalism, brilliantly weaving a set of characters into a plot. The film contains no  element of melodrama or fantasy but still […]

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