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Kashmir: ‘More things change, more they remain the same’

COORDINATION OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS ORGANISATION Press Release 19th April,2016 Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation is alarmed at how a demand for justice results again in killing of civilians by a trigger happy Government force in Kashmir. The alleged molestation of a 16 year old girl on April 12th by a personnel of 21 RR posted […]

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Three Theses on the End of the Poem

Aditya Bahl “The relation to the new is modelled on a child at the piano searching for a chord never previously heard. This chord, however, was always there; the possible combinations are limited and actually everything that can be played on it is implicitly given in the keyboard. The new is the longing for the […]

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Fascism or Dictatorship of Neoliberal Capital? The Need for a Correct Line

Pothik Ghosh “While the democratic petty bourgeois want to bring the revolution to an end as quickly as possible, achieving at most the aims already mentioned, it is our interest and our task to make the revolution permanent until all the more or less propertied classes have been driven from their ruling positions, until the […]

Editorials

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Fascism or Dictatorship of Neoliberal Capital? The Need for a Correct Line

Pothik Ghosh “While the democratic petty bourgeois want to bring the revolution to an end as quickly as possible, achieving at most the aims already mentioned, it is our interest and our task to make the revolution permanent until all the more or less propertied classes have been driven from their ruling positions, until the […]

The AAP Crisis: Left and Precarious Politics

Pothik Ghosh and Pratyush Chandra Self-declared radical leftists of this country appear to have mastered rather well the art of making a virtue out of necessity. Unfortunately, that is just about the only art – or, for that matter, science – they are in command of. When earlier this year the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) […]

Is the transgressive still revolutionary?

Pothik Ghosh “By ‘sex-economic conditions’ we mean more than just the possibility of a… satisfying love life; over and above this we mean everything that is related to pleasure and the joy of life in one’s work.” – Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism The In-Betweenness of Radical Anti-Capitalism The political project of radical […]

Commentaries

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Three Theses on the End of the Poem

Aditya Bahl “The relation to the new is modelled on a child at the piano searching for a chord never previously heard. This chord, however, was always there; the possible combinations are limited and actually everything that can be played on it is implicitly given in the keyboard. The new is the longing for the […]

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Dalit Modernity and Kabir’s Pursuit of the Concrete

Martand Pragalbha Synopsis: This essay attempts to constellate the figure of Kabir as a militant of truth – truth of the event – and as a pioneer of the philosophy of praxis. It seeks to grasp the full import of Kabir as अनल, which is interpreted as the dialectical image of Kabir himself. The essay […]

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Zombie Apocalypse and How Not to End Capitalism

Paresh Chandra Introduction: Zombies beyond Zizek (and Jameson) The following statement, often quoted, and attributed at times to Slavoj Zizek and at others to Fredric Jameson, sums up a persuasive theorization of the ubiquity of the apocalypse theme in contemporary popular culture: “It is easier to imagine the end of the world than it is […]