Re-inventing Hermeneutics of Suspicion from contemporary Indian Realities

This paper has an expressed desire to re-invent hermeneutics of suspicion from contemporary Indian realities.  In order that our exercise is fruitful, we are challenged to trace the trajectory of desire in our society.  Desire was studied by psychoanalysis for some time. Lately, another mode called schizoanalysis has emerged as a profound way of understanding the trajectory of desire....

Hindutva and The Play of Signs

Hindutva has become a war-machine. It is directed against the secular fabric of our country. Most of its adherents like to stay under its semantic glow.  It means several things to several people. it is a counter-sign or an empty signifier that changes its meaning depending on the context. To its adherents, it is milk and honey.  To its...

Contesting an Edited Reality

We seem to be socially mutating at a fast pace.  It appears that we have lost our ability to comprehend reality as it actually exists.  We have reduced the love of religion to the love of the nation and are unable to know the difference.  We have begun to enjoy and live the simulation of reality. We have lost...

Being a Goan at a Time of Hindutva

It is heartening to see that most socio-political and economic issues in Goa have become Goa-centric. This welcome change is a Goa-centric modus vivendi on the horizon. A vigorous Goa-centrism that we can notice around is indeed a fresh breath of life in our society. Several Goans have recognized the wounds inflicted on Goa by our own politicians, industrialists,...

The Dawn of Second Freedom

The violence that erupts from the scission of self and its other is on the increase across the Globe. Identity politics has gripped humanity everywhere. It has led to the rise of what has been named as rightwing populism. Populist leaders prey on the fears of the people and mobilize the public towards their political and economic agendas. Unequal...

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Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

- Fr Victor Ferrao