And ultimately, the subaltern could not speak

[Image courtesy: Tarique Anwar] When they spoke about Gajendra Singh’s suicide, the ‘farmer’ from Rajasthan who hanged himself at Aam Aadmi’s anti-land bill rally, and the subsequent spectacle that followed, from the rally being carried on to one authority blaming the other for his death, something struck a chord somewhere; […]

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It’s all about the money, But

[Image source: http://www.tv.com/news/breaking-bad-how-much-cash-was-in-that-storage-unit-29497/] A lack of money is often seen to be compensated by possession of spiritual wealth- they don’t have a lot of money, but they are good people, which is what matters. Often, it is implied that limited monetary resources help inculcate good value and morality systems in people. […]

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Aesthetic Appeal of the Times

A few years ago, one harmless, idle morning, my friend came to school wearing a pair of what appeared-hideous-at-that-moment spectacle frames. “What is THAT?” I remember asking her pointedly, while she tried to convince me that they were very, very in. And funnily enough, she was right- in one mad […]

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The truth of Truth

The simple truth of Truth is that it is simply unavailable. There is no transcendental, ubiquitous, truth ‘out there’, waiting to be found, something towards which we are supposed to strive, something credible, something ideal. There is nothing universal about how it is, or how it is supposed to be. […]

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TITANIC: It’s Best That Jack Died

[Image source: http://www.sodahead.com/] Titanic truly is the greatest movie of our times: the beauty of the ship breaking the water apart and cruising the sea, the grandiose of the interior, the thrill in the direction, the embodiment of Jack Dawson in Leonardo DiCaprio, the people falling off the ship, the ship […]

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Being a Sport

It was late afternoon and the metro was warm and cosy; the crowd was suddenly your friend, and the otherwise incessant chatter like the caress of a soft hum. The ‘general’ compartment was filling up fast, and noticing the last empty seat, he rushed, quicker than his friends, and sat; […]

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