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Vol. 49, No. 33, Feb 19 - 25, 2017
Note: Prodyot Banerjee (1943-2016) - Ismail Chaudhury
News Wrap - A G D
Showcase Of Billionaires: Slumdog Republic - Satya Sagar
GSR 2017: The Bourgeois Democracy: Threat from Within - Farooque Chowdhury
Moving Towards Calamity: The New Right is Hindu Right - Shamsul Islam
Fascism In Action: Fight for a Human Society
Contention For Hegemony: Japan, China, America - Mohan Guruswamy

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অহর্নিশ আয়োজিত অনুষ্ঠান “শতবর্ষ ছুঁয়ে সমর সেন”
অহর্নিশ সন্মাননা ২০১৭ পাবেন পুলক চন্দ। দেবেন শঙ্খ ঘোষ। আলোচনাঃ ‘সমর সেন ও ফ্রন্টিয়ারের দিনগুলি’ – বলবেন দেবব্রত পাণ্ডা। ‘বুদ্ধদেব বসু ও সমর সেন –মেধাবী সান্নিধ্য’ – বলবেন সুমন গুণ। ১০ই মার্চ ২০১৭। বিকেল ৫টা ৩০ মি। জীবনানন্দ সভাগৃহ। কলকাতা। সবাই আসুন।

লিটল ম্যাগাজিনের অফুরন্ত সম্ভাবনাকে কীভাবে এক নিরন্তর অনুশীলন-আন্দোলনে পরিণত করা যায়?
এই নিয়ে আগামী শনিবার ২৫ ফেব্রুয়ারি বিকেল ৪টে থেকে বৌবাজার-সেন্ট্রাল এভিনিউ ক্রসিং'এ ভারত সভা হলে লিটল ম্যাগাজিন সমন্বয় মঞ্চ'এর উদ্যোগে আলোচনাসভা। সবাই আসুন।

Fourteenth Annual Conference and fourteenth Annual General Meeting of Shekhar Sathee
Focal theme of the Annual Conference will be "In search of easier simple teaching methodologies for children to learn Mathematics ". Venue, Date and time: Meghnad Saha Auditorium, Science College Campus, 92, APC Rd, Kolkata-700 009. Sunday, the 26 February, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome.


The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh - Review by Padmaparna Ghosh
Second-hand Time -By Svetlana Alexievich (Translated by Bela Shayevich) - Download (pdf/ 5.62MB)
Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover UP -By Rana Ayyub - Review by Suchitra Vijayan [Rs. 295]



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27 Feb 2017

PM Modi’s Muslim Bashing in Up Elections: Carrying Forward the RSS Legacy of Hatred Towards Minoritis

Shamsul Islam

As the multi-phased UP assembly elections progress, PM Modi as the only mascot of BJP’s campaign is becoming more belligerent in his communal polarizing rhetoric. Speaking in an election rally on (February 20, 2017) at Fatehpur, PM while raising the issue of appeasement of Muslim minority in the State by the current Samajwadi Party government he went to the extent of declaring that “Ramzan me bijli athi hai tho Diwali me bhi ani chahiye; Bhedbhav nhi hona chahiye (If there is electricity during Ramadan then it must be available during Diwali too; there shouldn’t be any discrimination)…Gaon me kabristan banta hai to shamshaan bhi banna chahiye (If there is a ‘kabaristaan’ (graveyard), there should be a ‘shamshaan’ (cremation ground) too”.
PM Modi was clearly targeting Akhilesh government for favouring Muslims over Hindus of UP. Though he did not share any data to prove this serious allegation, PM wanted to convey to his Hindu audience that Samajwadi Party did not care for Hindu votes and was in power due to Muslim votes, so naturally cared for the latter only.  
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