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Poetry Is a Tunnel, a Forest in the Human Heart

Poetry Is a Tunnel, a Forest in the Human Heart

As I move down the streets, where the fog from the sky melts with the dust, the streets become hazy…. And this reminds me of my own soul — The perennially hazy evening that my soul is. I still remember the afternoon when one of my boisterous uncles, perhaps out of concern, said to me, […]

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The Moral Economy of India: Modi as the Anti-Gandhi

The Moral Economy of India: Modi as the Anti-Gandhi

Anyone familiar with Nietzsche’s writings would observe that, apart from the fact that he wrote diverse fragments on almost everything that constitutes existence, he often contradicted himself. Nonetheless he was, here and there, remarkably consistent when it came to hating Jews, women, feminists and socialists. His writings are filled with malicious sentiments against them. For […]

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India’s Common Man Party (AAP) Challenges a Corrupt Two-Party System

India’s Common Man Party (AAP) Challenges a Corrupt Two-Party System

Out of the burning coal of India’s anti-corruption movement rose the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Aam Aadmi, literally meaning Ordinary Man or Common Man, was spearheaded by Anna Hazare, himself a poorly known man from the village of Ralegan Siddhi in Maharasthtra state and a former soldier, before he became an anti-corruption activist. The political […]

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Open Letter to Neoliberal Lord Meghnad Desai Against Fascism in India

Open Letter to Neoliberal Lord Meghnad Desai Against Fascism in India

Dear Mr. Desai, I write to you as a concerned fellow citizen of a republic that reeks like a nauseating carcass. That the Indian economy is in sad shape is evident daily to anyone who buys the most trivial things. I agree with you on this. It is sadder still to see able, privileged sons […]

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Creeping Fascism Under a Fog of Morality

Creeping Fascism Under a Fog of Morality

United States President Barack Obama is a notable exception in human history and memory for taking a Nobel Peace Prize so that he could then wage wars. One remembers the euphoria that his victory generated; his election was celebrated as a triumph of liberal democracy and capitalism. Beyond rhetorical speeches, however, Mr. Obama was incapable […]

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