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How the protest against the rise in fuel price has turned into class struggle in France

How the protest against the rise in fuel price has turned into class struggle in France

Column, Current Affairs
From director's desk Written By: Jayanta Chakrabarty Illustration By: Sagar Mondal “He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.” – Confucius Amid the wave of structural reforms undertaken by the current French government run by the LREM Party (The Republic on move) which won the legislative election on 18 June 2017, founded by Emmanuel Macron, after his presidential win, the sociopolitical and economic crisis deepened further. Winning almost two-third majority in the parliament, wiping out all traditional political parties, while the electoral abstention was historically high at 56,83 %, the LREM became the first Start-Up party in the world to take over the State power democratically. The majority of its representatives came from non political ba
The Glowing Lady of Panthéon: A short memoir

The Glowing Lady of Panthéon: A short memoir

Current Affairs, Popular, Science & Technology
Written By: Sayantan Datta, Bishal Dey Hyderabad, India Commemorating 151 years of Madam Curie (Born- November 7, 1867; Died- July 4, 1934) She now lies, probably in peace and inquisitiveness, in the Panthéon, Paris. Her bones and blood now finally relieved to be away from the dangers of ionizing radiation and the consequences of it - Madame Curie’s body can never be as immortal as herself. With a legacy that spans eternity (in great irony to the half-life of the substances she worked with), she can be arguably understood as not just an important woman figure in life, but for us feminists (and some of us who have managed to survive in science), an important deviation from the then popularised scientific framework. We cannot claim to have a nuanced political critique of her l

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