A huge humanitarian crisis seems to be unfolding on our north-eastern border. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas, who have been living in Myanmar since the pre-colonial days are leaving their homeland in search of refuge from the Government(read military) of Myanmar. The crisis is being described by several International agencies including the UN Secretary-General as […]Read more "Preventing a Pogrom: Why Rohingya Lives matter ?"
About a month ago, a video-clip emanated from Kashmir, which shook the nation (or at least it should have). In the video, shot clandestinely from what appears to be a cell-phone camera, an Indian Army cavalcade (comprising of a gypsy and an armoured vehicle) is seen passing by. However what is disconcerting about the video […]Read more "Brave India: Towards a martial society"
One of the most significant determinants of Indian Politics since the beginning of this millennium has been the burgeoning reach of the social media. Social media has become a force to reckon with, and the political fortunes of many a political parties and social movements can be attributed to this network. Not just in India, […]Read more "In Defence of the Vanguard : Gandhi (II)"
Amongst the many conflicts that we encounter in the public life of India today, is the conflict of history. The past few years have seen a proliferation in debates about historical personalities, and whether or not they deserve the veneration they command. Be it the Tipu Sultan debate in Karnataka or the ubiquitous Aurungzeb vs. […]Read more "In Defence of the Vanguard: Gandhi and Nehru"
Today is World Poetry Day. I have always believed that poetry has the power to heal rifts and convey a message, like rational speech never can. I am no poet, but the events in the recent past have moved me to write. A disclaimer, poetry is about emotions and not about arguments or legal niceties. […]Read more "The Muezzin’s Yogi"
Let the goddess not be a mere consort, living at the whims and fancies of the Indian God, let her be truly powerful.Read more "The Abused Indian Goddess and The Rainbow Man"
Unless you have been living under a rock, it is highly unlikely that you haven’t heard of the demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes from the economy. You might have found yourself lining up infront of the banks to get your notes exchanged for new ones. If you are India’s Pablo Escobar, you […]Read more "Demonetisation Doomsday"