Myth and Reality of Democratic Equality

Every society moves through what may be called politics of recognition. Political powers have exploited the quest for recognition to build vote banks based on castes difference and religious majoritarianism. Often, this need for recognition remains unfulfilled as the political powers thrive on this craving of our people to build their support base. Within this desire for recognition, it...

The Politics of (dis)Engagement

The brutal lathi charge on the helpless fishermen is yet another indication of reign of politics of (dis)engagement. The Government seems to have no political will to engage the aggrieved fishermen and took refuge in the lathi to silence them and ignore their legitimate demand. This act of brutality may be explained away by the authorities in charge of...


Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

- Fr Victor Ferrao