Cleansing India of bad blood

Image: Thirty-Six Faces of Expression by Louis Boilly A common complaint that is sweeping the country is that the grand (and largely self-imagined) brilliance that India could have been has been cut short thanks to the apathy of those most necessary to fix our problems - The middle class, the educated, the intellectual and the… Continue reading Cleansing India of bad blood

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Why are Indians so violent now?

Not a day goes by it seems when someone doesn't do something horrible to someone else and protesters descend on the Jantar Mantar to demand the death penalty. So why is that? As the Lord Loony pointed out, while many of us may be completely disinterested by what happens in or to our country, huge… Continue reading Why are Indians so violent now?

Whose law and what order, Amma?

In her press conference, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, made three interesting points. 1) "Protection of law and order is my first priority" The law, for the record, is clearly on the side of freedom of expression. Case after case before various courts, including the Supreme Court, has seen ruling in favour of… Continue reading Whose law and what order, Amma?

Dear PM, Why do you want me to go home?

Protests have swept Delhi and thousands of brave young men and women (who risk everything that the our culture holds so dear - their family 'name', future jobs, 'good' standing in society and their physical safety) have stood firm. Long side-lined as the 'un-political' and 'uninterested' youth, I see their protests as a sign that… Continue reading Dear PM, Why do you want me to go home?

Dear PM, Why do you want me to go home?

Protests have swept Delhi and thousands of brave young men and women (who risk everything that the our culture holds so dear - their family 'name', future jobs, 'good' standing in society and their physical safety) have stood firm. Long side-lined as the 'un-political' and 'uninterested' youth, I see their protests as a sign that… Continue reading Dear PM, Why do you want me to go home?