Category Archives: Politics

Afzal Guru’s Case

I am against death penalty when it is Afzal Guru; I am for death penalty when it is a rapist; depends on the degree of hurt I feel. Afzal Guru has not offended me and so I am sad that … Continue reading

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Sheermal or Sweet Milk Bread

Sheermal, literally means sweet milk, is a kind of bread made out of flour, ghee, milk, cream, and other condiments many of which are closely guarded by the sentient of Lucknowi cuisine. Except for the Mughals and the Bengalis, Indians … Continue reading

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The Hate In The Gang Rape

As per reports of a citizen journalist in Hindustan Times of 18th December 2012 front page headlines, a 23 year old physiotherapy student who was returning from a movie in the Select City Walk in Saket in the evening was … Continue reading

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Sandy, Nilam and Obama

It was only on Pritha Sen’s satus which asked of us that while we were so concerned with Sandy in the US, we seemed to be less bothered about our own Andhra coast, ravaged by the storm Nilam. There was … Continue reading

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Rajat Gupta

For Rajat Gupta, the worldwide head of McKinsey Group, all good things in life has ended with his sentencing by the US courts. His crime has been insider trading, a crime which to an Indian is no crime at all. … Continue reading

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Kamla Does A Slut Walk

I don’t have much to do with sluts as I don’t have to do much with shaving cream. I am not a man and I have no use for either. I also don’t quite buy the argument that sluts are … Continue reading

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Poriborton, whats the new politics?

Just as I am working on editing a book that I purport to name as the Sociology of Displacement, I wonder why displacement which is now an ever growing anomaly to our model of economic development not find a voice … Continue reading

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Har Team Mein Ek Hi Goonda

Didi has done it again; she has turned against those who had supported her. Mamata Banerjee seems to have a penchant for doing this, turning her rage against the very people who helped her grow, emerge, consolidate and win; a … Continue reading

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Salman Khurshid Demands Pakistan

My friend, Kavita Chowdhury sends me an interview with Salman Khurshid taken by her from Uttar Pradesh. Salman Khurshid has promised a Muslim quota within the already existing reserved categories of backward classes. While this should have been read as … Continue reading

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AMRI Fire : Could Sociology Help?

My friend has invited me to a candle light vigil at Kolkata’s Hazra crossing to mourn for those dead in the AMRI hospital fire, the worst ever since the Guatamela fire at the mental hospital during the World War II … Continue reading

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