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Monthly Archives: August, 2020

MS Dhoni – The Signature Legend of Indian Cricket Retires

Cricket has never faced the scarcity of record-making players. They entertained viewers throughout but legendary players were very rare among them. Even among those legendary players, very few...

A Grey Matter – Why are intelligent Indians not celebrated in our movies?

There’s a forward all of us has received at some point of time. It talks about the percentages of Indian doctors in the US,...

The Grey Shades of Schools: Formation and Reproduction of Social Class Identities -Sharmila Rathee, Delhi University

The contested terrain of school education in India is entering into new levels of contradictions along with the Corona crisis. As the schools are...

The Brevity – Rijin Rajan

Let your priorities succeed,Redeem the costly beats,It is very brief for indecisions,It is very brief for vacillations,Many argues for a fight,Fight among nations, a...

Brahma in a dilemma – Saligrama K. Aithal

“What is your name?” asked the digital interviewer. “Brahma,” the interviewee responded. Brahma had come down from heaven to earth to check his creation as of late he had...

Blossom – Augustin Mathew

That is like a blossom A spirit that enflames you A love that blossoms at the heart A beauty that has never been...

A Wretchedly Beautiful Morning – Angel Maria Varghese

Amma’s lilies were in full bloom. You could see a rainbow in the puddles on the terrace, and my otherwise unruly, husk-like hair was...
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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...