Photoshoped Nationalism

Is our county becoming intolerant? Some of us cannot tolerate this soul searching question.  But the good old adage that enjoins us to trace the poof of the pudding in its eating illumines the obvious.  The way dissent and disagreement is silenced through state-sponsored mobs often chanting Bharat Mata ki Jai exhibits that there is a growing tendency to...

Denial of Democracy

Democracy is said to have brought self-determination to the people. The will of the people is understood to be paramount for an active running of any democracy.  Today paradoxically, there is a denial of democracy in the name of democracy. The will of the people has become insignificant as our political leaders and their parties appear to bow down...

(Un)democratising Democracy

The eruption of the binary of national/anti-national into the public sphere of our country appears to be a way of (un)democratising our democracy. We as a nation are passing through narcissistic crises that trigger most of us to view everything that afflicts us through the prism of nationalism which itself is not national enough. We seem to have steadily...

GREETINGS

Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

- Fr Victor Ferrao