Articles by: P J James

Bursting of Adani Bubble Due to Hindenburg Impact; Can Modi Govt Absolve of Its Responsibility?

Bursting of Adani Bubble Due to Hindenburg Impact; Can Modi Govt Absolve of Its Responsibility?

While these lines are being written, Adani group had already lost around more than $50 billion (more than Rs. 4 lakh crore), equaling almost 20 percent of its market value (‘aggregate market capitalization’)  since January 24, following the release of the “credible and well-researched” report of Hindenburg Research alleging “brazen stock manipulation and accounting fraud scheme over course of decades”[Read More…]

by 28/01/2023 Comments are Disabled India
Dharavi, Asia’s Biggest Slum to become the El Dorado of Adani, India’s Biggest Crony Capitalist? 

Dharavi, Asia’s Biggest Slum to become the El Dorado of Adani, India’s Biggest Crony Capitalist? 

Dharavi is Asia’s biggest slum that became world famous through the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire (2008). Located in Mumbai, the financial capital of India, it symbolises India’s stature as the ‘citadel of global poverty’ and home to world’s major chunk of poverty-stricken people with around 250 million “extreme” or “absolute” poor, 60 million of them being slum dwellers. As a[Read More…]

by 25/01/2023 Comments are Disabled India
On Understanding RSS Neo-Fascism as India’s Biggest Threat and the Immediate Task of Building up the Anti-Fascist Movement 

On Understanding RSS Neo-Fascism as India’s Biggest Threat and the Immediate Task of Building up the Anti-Fascist Movement 

 Approaching RSS Fascism BJP with 180 million-membership (as claimed by it in 2019) and wielding India’s state power today is the political tool of RSS, the longest-running and biggest fascist organization in the world. The RSS with Manusmriti as its ideological basis was founded in 1925 with Hedgewar as the first Sarsanghchalka almost at the same time when ‘classical’ fascism[Read More…]

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‘Neofascist Coup’ in Brazil Should be an Eye-Opener to Countries under Neo-Fascism

‘Neofascist Coup’ in Brazil Should be an Eye-Opener to Countries under Neo-Fascism

Claiming the October 2022 National Election as ‘stolen’, thousands of street goons who are supporters of neofascist Bolsonaro, former president of Brazil, had on January 8 stormed the country’s Parliament, Presidential Palace and Supreme Court destroying artwork and attempting to set fire Parliament from inside, according to videos circulated by global media. Revealingly, and as alleged by President Lula da[Read More…]

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CPI(M) and BJP Become “Twin Brothers” in Kerala in Their Ignominious Servility to Adani!

CPI(M) and BJP Become “Twin Brothers” in Kerala in Their Ignominious Servility to Adani!

Introduction While these line are being written, in continuation of the BJP-CPI (M) joint meeting in solidarity with Adani, the CPI (M) led Kerala government has given its green signal before the High Court of Kerala for the deployment of Central Forces at Vizhinjam to safeguard the corporate interests of Adani, biggest Indian corporate and world’s third richest according to[Read More…]

by 05/12/2022 Comments are Disabled India
SC Verdict on EWS: A Paradigm Shift in Reservation and a Strategic Manuvadi Leap Towards Hindurashtra  

SC Verdict on EWS: A Paradigm Shift in Reservation and a Strategic Manuvadi Leap Towards Hindurashtra  

 Supreme Court’s split verdict on EWS that upholds the 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act of January 2019 brought out by Modi government providing 10% economic reservation to the economically backward upper castes (Economically Weaker Sections-EWS) excluding the ‘backward classes’ among SC/ST/OBC is a violation of the very conceptualisation on caste-based reservation as conceived in the Constitution. Revealingly, while the Hindutva forces[Read More…]

by 12/11/2022 Comments are Disabled India
 20th Congress of CPC: Towards a Phase of Unbridled Bureaucratic State-Monopoly Dictatorship

 20th Congress of CPC: Towards a Phase of Unbridled Bureaucratic State-Monopoly Dictatorship

In fact, there is nothing unexpected or new regarding the decisions taken in the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held during October 16-22, 2022, as almost all the deliberations in it are in tune with the planning and preparations taken by CPC led by Xi Jinping since the 19th Congress in 2017.  In essence, the Congress[Read More…]

by 26/10/2022 Comments are Disabled World
“Agnipath” Envisages the Saffron-path towards Full-fledged Hindutva Militarisation

“Agnipath” Envisages the Saffron-path towards Full-fledged Hindutva Militarisation

Democratic and well-meaning sections across the country have already come up against the “Agnipath” scheme announced by Modi regime in mid-June 2022. As in the case of other corporate-fascist moves, the Agnipath was neither discussed in parliament nor in any parliamentary committees including the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence. It is a superimposed saffron-fascist offensive, the brainchild of RSS conceptualized[Read More…]

by 30/06/2022 Comments are Disabled India
China’s Celebration of its own Brand of Imperialism in the guise of “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”

China’s Celebration of its own Brand of Imperialism in the guise of “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”

Introduction The most significant component of Chinese Communist Party’s (CPC) Centenary Celebration held on July 1 2021 was the hour-long speech of Xi Jinping, the “core leader”, delivered to the crowd of thousands assembled in Tiananmen Square in a celebratory atmosphere. In his address Xi, as General Secretary of CPC standing ahead of its 25-member Politburo, President of China (the[Read More…]

by 06/07/2021 3 comments World
India’s Dependence on Imperialist China: “Make in India” Ends Up as “Made in China”

India’s Dependence on Imperialist China: “Make in India” Ends Up as “Made in China”

 Following India’s bloodiest clash with imperialist China in 45 years, there seems to be no dearth of jingoistic postures from saffron centres, even as Chinese intrusion in to India’s territory is becoming self-evident now.  As part of this, a hectic campaign is in full swing for an economic retaliation against China mainly by boycotting Chinese products. For instance, the pro-RSS[Read More…]

by 29/06/2020 Comments are Disabled India
A Left Perspective on Emerging Post-Pandemic Global Relations

A Left Perspective on Emerging Post-Pandemic Global Relations

 Introduction COVID-19 pandemic, its emergence, global spread and the crisis therefrom are inseparably linked up with the character of neoliberal accumulation today. As is widely recognised, its origins are rooted in profit-driven corporate capital’s unbridled plunder of nature and consequent invasion and intrusion in to wild life ecosystem leading to spill-over of viruses to humans and their subsequent mutations. That[Read More…]

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India’s “Pilot Project” towards Cashless Economy: Disenfranchisement through Digitization!

India’s “Pilot Project” towards Cashless Economy: Disenfranchisement through Digitization!

Introduction The Notification issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on October 7, 2019, as per Modi government’s directive with a view to “Deepening Digital Payments” across the country is of far-reaching consequences. The Notification contains the essential guidelines fora “pilot project” to convert one selected district in every state of India into fully digital or “cashless” in all[Read More…]

by 03/03/2020 Comments are Disabled India