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‘Yes’ to Scotland Independence and Britain’s Waning Imperialism

‘Yes’ to Scotland Independence and Britain’s Waning Imperialism

In 1707 a shaky union was set up that made Scotland a part of the United Kingdom. Scottish parliamentarians were bribed with vast sums of money and lucrative pension schemes to move their seats to Westminster, London. It was a sell out of the Scottish electorate that would later prompt its country’s best-loved poet, Robert [...]

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College Street, Kolkata: Where Life and Dreams Merge In Books

College Street, Kolkata: Where Life and Dreams Merge In Books

Books, first and foremost, must disturb, provoke, and yes, unmake me. For me, reading is as important as watching open-blue skies, electric poles with stray crows of afternoon and patches of white clouds that resemble bales of cotton. I suppose I was lucky or smart enough to find College Street while I was young, because [...]

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Courage Is Mastery of Fear, Not Its Absence

Courage Is Mastery of Fear, Not Its Absence

Our experience of the world is the most basic stuff of life. In other words, the most basic human reality is to live our lives in this world of experiences. Unlike the Earth, the world that we inter-subjectively share has been conceived, shaped and signified by our very own humanity. We are the creators of [...]

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Homelessness Can Happen to Any of Us: An Interview With Omer Gaudet

Homelessness Can Happen to Any of Us: An Interview With Omer Gaudet

We recently learned that Omer Gaudet, a very well known social-media activist who was, among other things, involved with the Occupy movement, had been homeless for a while. Contrary to the idea that homelessness only affects mentally ill people or people with drug addictions, it is a predicament that can affect all of us, including [...]

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Gangster Capitalism: Hillary Clinton’s Push to Globalize Surveillance and Data Mining

Gangster Capitalism: Hillary Clinton’s Push to Globalize Surveillance and Data Mining

When a Clinton speaks, be it aspiring presidential candidate wife or former president husband, we know we are in for a bag packed with tricks. These serve to remind us that the unscrupulous “we the President” team are still a political force waiting to snatch power with insatiable lust. Dismiss and forget them at your [...]

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