The Austro-Marxists in power believed in municipal socialism. Their dream of a future socialist society was visualised as a "pragmatic utopia"
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The Taliban's continuous reneging from agreements made with the government may yet turn the tide against them and enable the military to move decisively against them, which it has so far been unable or unwilling to do. Beena Sarwar Karachi
Indian policy towards Pakistan is like the Mughal emperor who just didn’t want to know what’s going to hit him Jawed Naqvi Delhi
Rumours about Taliban coming to India may not be all that innocuous. It could be part of a design by Pakistan-based outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba to trigger fear psychosis in India Rakhi Chakrabarty Delhi
Taliban capturing Swat. ‘Special Pakistani Forces’ of trained jihadis penetrating the LoC in Kashmir. America playing a double game. Is the Indian government at all serious about this apocalyptic threat? Sanjay Kapoor Hague / Delhi
Several myths, both cultural and social from the past, are effectively punctured. Yet, this skewered reading of history is not replaced with anything very noteworthy or remarkable. Ratna Raman Delhi
The Congress is confident of breaking new ground, but going it alone might be a risky venture on the ground Akash Bisht Delhi
A Tribute to Smitu Kothari Amit Sengupta Delhi
The revolution is still unfolding, despite the US blockade and relentless hounding of this small island nation. The Cuban ambassador’s critical response to Janette Habel’s article in Hardnews