May 2012

The Right To Revere

The Right To Revere

‘The story of the past life of the Scheduled Caste Hindus was pitch dark…It was for the first time in the history of the past twenty-five years that the sun of a better future arose on their horizon,’ thus writes Dhanajay Keer, in his biography of Ambedkar. ‘Before (his rise, Dalits) were treated worse than […]

Last Man In Tower

Last Man In Tower

Title: Last Man In Tower; Author: Aravind Adiga; Type: Fiction Adiga does not go for straight humour, nor does he do cynicism. But he mixes both in a strange combination that seems to pop-out out of everywhere. In Last Man In Tower, like White Tiger, he goes for the underbelly of India to explore some […]

Truth Shall Prevail

Truth Shall Prevail

If there’s one thing that can define the national character, it would be cynicism. We believe changes should happen overnight. Each of us has one remedy that will cure India of its ailments. Military rule, educated politicians, secularism, feminism, Jan Lokpal, Hindutva, or even Maoism. We believe the moment this change comes up everything will […]

Invitation to Anarchy

Invitation to Anarchy

If anybody had doubts about the danger of Anna Hazare’s Anti-Corruption movement, this is the moment for them to change their mind. In a recent press meet, he has invited the Army Chief to join his anti-corruption campaign. Already, the Army Chief is creating ruckus on his own by washing his dirty linens in public. […]

Meena Kandasamy and Food Fascism

Meena Kandasamy and Food Fascism

The Beef Festival didn’t make news waves. Conducted at Hyderabad’s Osmania University (OU) by Dalit students in protest of banning beef at university hostel, this event was in turn opposed by the upper caste Hindus. In the ensuing clashes, a student was stabbed, a few bones broken and police jeeps torched. This is not the […]