Then join em
Lenins theory of imperialism has been adopted by Indias revolutionary diehards to wage a new form of class struggle in a globalised world. The grand plan was revealed at the all-India meet of the CPMs youth wing, DYFI, with the popular Malayalam actor, Mammootty, at centrestage. Globalisation, he says, is a contradictory force. So, how best to fight it Join it! he thundered. So, the next time you see a party apparatchik at a fancy five-star buffet spread, you know why.
The DMKs fallen hero and former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran is fast being expunged from party memory. During a tete-a-tete with journos, party supremo Karunanidhi was all praise for all ministers from Tamil Nadu, save Maran. Any question with his name in it was met with stony silence.