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Monthly Archives: October, 2016

Role of Advertising in Perpetuating Rape Culture: especial reference to Indian Advertisements – Indu Pandey, New Delhi

The term Rape Culture was coined by second wave feminists in USA in year 1970s. Rape Culture is a scenario in which sexual violence...

A lucky Job with Pension Benefits [Sankupurana – Memoirs of an Engineer] – M.S.Menon, New Delhi

First of December, 1964, is a gold letter day in the annals of my life, for, it is the day I got the official...

The Eternal Love – Pallavi Banerjee, Kolkatta

The old man gazed into the still eyes of his beloved who was lying on her death bed. He was struck by an epiphany when he...

The Three-eyed Man – Debasis Tripathy, Bangalore

 Once upon a time - Not because stories start with a ‘once upon a time’, but because this story is set in an era...

Knots – Dr Maitreyee Joshi, Pune

Knots in a smooth running string And whirlpools in smooth running streams Knots that prick and whirlpools that suck And get you stuck in a circular rut Knots...
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Resurrection

i have arrived at my altar. hark! i rise, i flourish, i pirouette on my one toe and float like a...

Stalking Prisons

The streets are empty with no one in sight, I check the big clock of the tower behind the basilic of Saint Francis of Assisi. It’s 2 o’clock on a mid-summer Tuesday afternoon. Everything’s shut. Everyone’s resting. My heart’s hitting the walls of its all so tight ribcage, as I need to cross the brightly lit square and go to the other side.

Revisiting Ambedkar’s Vision of ‘United States of India’: Can It Stand as Modern India’s Viable Alternative?

In April 2020, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor waded into the debate, arguing that a Presidential system would prevent the “one-man show” that the Indian system has evolved into. The proponents of this line of thought also cite the United States' (relative) political stability as one of the key reasons to support their argument. The proposal challenges the Indian Constitution’s “Basic structure doctrine” decided by the Supreme Court in the Kesavananda Bharathi case. However, this requires further examination: a Presidential form of government might fix some of India’s political gridlock, but it may also open Pandora’s Box, releasing a whole wake of issues in its place. This includes a politically biased Supreme Court and horse-trading of MPs on a scale unheard in Indian politics.

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Reviewing ‘Obsession and Wild Pigeon’ by Ismat Chughtai

My interest in Ismat Chughtai developed when I first...