Saturday, November 20, 2010


Pierre Leroux , born in 1797, was the inventor of the word 'socialism'.(1) Early socialists had three aspirations : "the first is to combat ignorance, the second,to combat poverty, and the third to help one another ." ( 2 ) Was not Raghubeer Sahai's socialism much closer to the vision of the early socialists?
1. Regis Debray,"Socialism:A Life-Cycle", New Left Review 46,July- August 2007
2. cited in ibid

Definition of Socialism
The Socialism Website


Marxism is both the theory and the political practice (that is, the praxis) derived from the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Any political practice or theory that is based on an interpretation of the works of Marx and Engels may be called Marxism; this includes different forms of politics and thought such as those of Communist Parties and Communist states, as well as academic research across many fields.

Definition of Marxism
Marxism Internet Archive


Gandhism (or Gandhianism) is a collection of inspirations, principles, beliefs and philosophy of Mohandas K. Gandhi (known as Mahatma Gandhi), who was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian Independence Movement.
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Gandhi Quotes

Shaheed Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh (Punjabi: ਭਗਤ ਸਿੰਘ بھگت سنگھہ) (September 28,[1] 1907–March 23, 1931) was an Indian freedom fighter, considered to be one of the most famous revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. For this reason, he is often referred to as Shaheed Bhagat Singh (the word shaheed means "martyr"). He is also believed by many to be one of the earliest Marxists in India.[2] He was one of the leaders and founders of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA).
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About Bhagat Singh
Shaheed Bhagat Singh


Politics is simultaneously an activity, a process and a profession. As an activity politics is inherent in the human nature and therefore it is called a fundamental human activity. It is as fundamental to the human-being as hunger, sleep, thirst and sex  As a process politics emphasizes dialogue, give and take and reconciliation . It is based on the adage live and let live. As a profession it requires commitment and special knowledge of the needs of society and community. Politics is both a science and an art. As a science politics studies the way people govern themselves, control others and authoritative allocations are made for a society. As an art politics is the practice of governing, controlling, influencing and making authoritative allocation of values .

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Nero Prime Minister

Our Prime Minister is no less a nonchalant person than Nero of Rome or Videha of Mithila . Even the Supreme Court has expressed its dismay at the attitude of the Prime Minister .His silence on the Supreme Court observation is disquieting . Instead of  clearing the mist , the PM is more interested in singing paeans to Sonia Gandhi .

Thursday, November 4, 2010

C6 --- The Scourge of India

The Congress, communalism , casteism , corruption , criminalisation of politics and conflictual / confrontationist politics are the scourge of contemporary India . Let us see how all these are related and why are they the scourge of Indian politics . The recent tasteless remarks of K S Sudarshan about Sonia Gandhi and the disclosure by Shekhar Gupta about Sudarshan's views on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination and Nehru's alleged role in this is the obvious consequence of confrontationist politics as it exists in India .The Congress which came existence as a platform for various hues of Indian opinion has now turned into a confrontationist organization .Politics Today