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...

Structure, Play, and Indian Society

The rising second wave of Covid-19 in our country has become a Tsunami. We are facing what Jacques Derrida might call a rapture event. Etymologically, the word event has a disruptive meaning. It has a sense that implies: ‘to come out or fall out’. We have to agree that we are in a state of collapse. Our medical infrastructure...

The Rising Totalitarian Nationalism in India

No nationalism is complete. In several ways, one can trace different hues of nationalism in India. But in recent days, the nation seems to be challenged with a totalitarian form of nationalism. Notions of nationalism and anti-nationalism have become a discourse in media, with some drawing clear lines between people, separating those who are with the nation and those...

Democracy, Citizenship and Nationalism in India

The students in India are agitated and are on the roads. Several campuses of higher education have witnessed explosive protests of the students. Along the growing unrest, one can trace high handed state repression of the same. Are there any lessons emerging from this student unrest? What do these protests and resistance movements tell us about Democracy and citizenship...

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Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

- Fr Victor Ferrao