Guest post by R. SRIVATSAN Reflections on the many paradoxes of the demonetization process: the schizophrenia of the BJP, the desire of the well to do, the baffling sacrifice of the have nots, the faults and fault lines that propagate through our society in crisis. Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley, in their brilliant strategy to … More Corrupt Notes – the Black Comedy of Tragic Error: R Srivatsan
Guest Post by RAVI SINHA …it takes an error to father a sin. ─ J. Robert Oppenheimer Future historians of India may well describe the past year as a year of political sin. This was the year in which the man who had earlier presided over the Gujarat Carnage was awarded the ultimate prize. The … More The Sin and the Error : Ravi Sinha
Guest post by BOBBY KUNHU On 17th December there was a dramatic sequence where, the youngest of a family of aged parents and five sisters who were inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry attempted suicide by jumping off a water tank. The police rescued the woman, booked her and her sisters for attempt to suicide … More Pondicherry Ashram Suicides and The Spiritual Surrender: Bobby Kunhu
India is a land of surprises, say many. And how can Bihar, which they say has been witness to a glorious past, be an exception. Of course nobody could have imagined that ‘surprise of surprises’ or (should I call) ‘mother of all surprises’ would be reserved for the Bihar police. In fact it was one … More The ‘Patriots’ of Our Times !
Guest post by TAMER SӦYLER A corruption Scandal in Turkey first broke on December, 17th last year. Under instructions by the public prosecutor Celal Kara, the financial police took into custody several suspects comprising famous businessmen (Ali Agaoğlu and Reza Zarrab), family members of three ministers from the cabinet (sons of ministers Muammer Güler, Zafer … More A Corruption Scandal in Turkey: Tamer Söyler
Let us make no mistake, the Big Media in India does not merely report; it is a player in Indian politics in general and elections in particular. Now that the debate is out in public it is time to insist on a code of conduct for the media as well. After Arvind Kejriwal’s recent allegations … More Time For a Code of Conduct for Media
Guest post by MIHIR PANDYA गणतंत्र दिवस की सुबह। अौर उस सत्र का शीर्षक था ‘विचारों का गणतंत्र’। अशिस नंदी पहले उदाहरण द्वारा विस्तार से समझाते हैं कि क्यों एक सवर्ण एलीट का भ्रष्टाचार हमारी बनायी ‘भ्रष्टाचार’ की मानक परिभाषाअों में फिट नहीं होता अौर क्यों सिर्फ दलित का भ्रष्टाचार ही ‘भ्रष्टाचार’ नज़र अाता है। … More जहाँ वे सेतु बनते हैं: मिहिर पंड्या