Has India hit a Modi Fatigue ?

Doubts are already emerging can someone with the political makeup, pugilist outlook, and self-aggrandising tendencies of Modi be tempted to come in the way of the peaceful transfer of power’ writes Anand. K. Sahay in the Wire. For the first time, the moral competence of the Prime Minister of India has come under suspicion. No other Prime Minister had...

The Republic of Fear

Is India becoming a Republic of Fear ? The political discourse of the Prime Minister, Modi has stooped a new low during the ongoing election campaign for the Lok Sabha. Fear seems to have become his main weapon to catch votes. This is why maybe it is important for us to try to understand the power of fear in...

Open and Closed Futures

Open future makes us uncomfortable. We like a closed future that we can anticipate and control. In such a situation, the future is obvious. When the future is uncertain, it becomes unbearable. We desire a closed future. Even open future is unbearable when it is without other humans. Humans cannot be absolutely solitary. But future that is imagined for...

The Politics of Non-space

How do we understand space? What happens when we invest our belonging to a space? Do we mark our boundaries like other animals? Humans as-beings-in-the-world are territorial and territorialize to humanize. When we invest meaning and belonging to a space it becomes a place. There are several modes of territorializations. Some also involve deterritorialization. We have several archeologies of...

Figures of Thoughts and Electoral Bonds

We can see thinking as anticipating the futures to come. In some way thinking is foresight. Michel Serres thinks and anticipates the future through his figures of thought. Figures of thought are not generic patterns or tendencies. He thinks of them as algorithmic operators. They can produce infinite varieties of outputs from infinite varieties of inputs. He sees figures...

Euthanasia of the Reigning Government

We seem to be facing a heretical form of democracy. Democracy in our country is sick. If we cannot diagnose this fact, we may be ourselves sick and are suffering ideological illness. We have reached an exact opposite of anarchism. Anarchism thinks that we can live without centralized authority. We are actually facing an over centralization of authority. But...

Immunization, Imperialization and Totalization

Immunological thinking emerges out of insecurity. It comes from a felt need of self-protection. It has be told to us by scholars that immunological thinking emerged as a response to globalization. Identification with the local is based on and is against contaminating globalization. This brings out the subversive side of a community. In our country, for instance, those who...

Between Bare Life and Bare Death

Power operates today as bio-power. It has put a shape of what Michel Foucault calls governmentality. Governmentality is power that controls populations and the masses. Huge masses are sought to be controlled through biopower. This power work in the zone that Georgio Agamben calls bare life. When politics is employed to bestow bare life on some citizens, we have...

Addition as Subversion: Can Addition

Addition is a basic mathematical operation. It is regarded as simple and there is nothing much to say about it. As an idea, it might had been with humanity for very long time. Both addition and subtraction may have contributed a lot towards the process of civilizing of human beings. Because of its simplicity, it was not thought to...

Political in the Politics of our Country

The question of political puts the political into question. It is political of all politics . The political politicizes the polity It is the essence of politics. Without the political, there cannot be politics. Different shapes of politics arise from different forms of the political. There is no one singular, transcendent politics. There is no singular political too. Politics...

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Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

- Fr Victor Ferrao