Category Archives: Politics

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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O Sonia Re

On the 24th of August 2011, on the twelfth night after her surgery, in the USA, notes reached Sonia Gandhi in her convalescence informing her of the impasse between the people and the political class over the Anna Hazare movement. … Continue reading

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