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Philosophy’s main motive is to corrupt the youth: Alain Badiou’s The True Life : Ashish Thakur

Socialist India is publishing this book review of Alain Badiou’s book ‘The True Life’ by Ashish Thakur. This  is almost a manifesto for the youth in the age of the hegemony of the finance capital and has a passion which is intrinsic to every work of Badiou. Ashish, who signs off with ‘Ashu’ is a mining engineer who has worked

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Capitalism Can Neither Give Jobs for All, Nor Decent Life : Shilpa Surendra Pratap Singh

Comrade Stalin while making mockery of the idea of freedom in Bourgeois democracy once said “No freedom can be enjoyed when there is unemployment and poverty”, it’s amusing that years after the same logic is reproduced in philosophical debates of Bourgeois Democracies as “Development as Freedom”— to provide a “Humane Face” to the process of Capitalist development—-the idea that gives

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Gender, Technology, and Digital Divide; the Feminization of the Labour Process: Suchismita Das

Introduction: One fundamental way in which gender is expressed in any society is through technology. Technical skills and domains of expertise are divided between and within the sexes, shaping masculinities and femininities. Maybe the iconic womanly skill is basket making, whereas men should excel at hunting (Dickerscheid, 1997); or boys must learn to clean their fathers’ tools but girls are

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On the links between Kerala floods and the Plantation sector | Tom Pious

The recent flood in the state of Kerala known for its beaches and high range mountains throws light on many questions starting from flood management, significance of dams, ecological sensitivity and many more. I would like to pinpoint the importance of plantation crops and the environmental and socio political significance in the wake of recent flood. The entire plantation sector

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Why set up industries, when we have cows? : Tripura CM Biplab Deb

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb, who in the recent past has been creating ripples with his ‘brilliant’ statements, has shot a fresh salvo when on sunday speaking in a meeting of one of the farmers’ associations he said that cows are enough to solve the unemployment situation in the state, and there is no need for industrial development. Deb announced

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General Strike of January Will lead to fall of Modi Government: CITU

Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) leaders addressing the media before the three-day working committee meeting in Visakhapatnam roared as they declared that the General Strike called by 10 central trade unions on January 8 and 9 will lead to the fall of the Modi Government. Barring Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS)- the trade union associated with the RSS- all other

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16th All India Conference of SFI Elects Mayukh Biswas as General Secretary, V.P. Sanu as President

  The 16th All India Conference of the Students’ Federation of India held in Shimla has elected a 93- member Central Executive Committee ( with 9 vacancies) , which in turn has elected Mayukh Biswas as the new General Secretary and V.P. Sanu as the President of the organization. The CEC also elected a 19 member central secretariat, with 2

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