Kanak Sarkar, a proclaimed professor with more than 20 years of teaching experience and a doctorate to his resume, wrote an eyebrow raising Facebook post. Continue reading A professor from Jadavpur University has compared a virgin girl with sealed bottle
The MeToo movement that began in the year 2017 has been making waves around the globe. Post entering the territories of India, it has made its presence felt on the subject of sexual harassment at workplace, abuse of power, and violence across industries. But what is this MeToo movement? #MeToo is a social movement empowering woman to come forward with the plight originating from violence … Continue reading What is MeToo Movement In India?
Whenever I hear Europeans per se the Indian equivalent of western countrymen talking about the Indian middle class’ I often wonder what do they mean? What section of the Indian society are they referring to? Are they referring to the conventional wisdom consisting of the 601 million-odd consumer class, or the few 100 million people with the ability to afford their luxuries? Or the ones who earn … Continue reading What Is The Myth Of Middle Class In India?
The sirens screamed and so did the night. Vehicles torched, burned and dusted. Thousands marched on to the street to commemorate the 200 year old tinge of a historical affair on the eve of a new year. Yes, that was a sight of the Koregaon- Bhima (Maharashtra) violence between the pride of the Marathas “Ek Maratha, lakh Maratha” and the Dalit uprising that has been … Continue reading What led to Koregaon violence?
In a cultural software, where attacking an individualistic mutually approaching romance by the self-appointed moral guardians is a status quo, valentine’s day appears as a way through. Continue reading Our Cultural Software and Valentines Day Pragmatism
India is the land of billions. Mystic, majestic, and yet developing. Despite years of repression and exploitation, this country has leapt from the ashes like a phoenix in a mere span of 67 years. A growth instilled by the countless sacrifices of the noble souls which assisted in the upliftment of the downtrodden, only to see the protector of rights turn blind to the violation … Continue reading Why sex education in India?
This was the year of fake news, vile opinions, turbulence and dark humor in the era of WhatsApp forwards. But what does WhatsApp stand for? WhatsApp is an application messenger acting as a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows its users to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. The name was originally an intended pun on the public usage of the phrase “what’s up?” … Continue reading Fake news forwards on WhatsApp
In the inception of the year 2017, numerous people made new year resolutions. Many failed to oblige, while some made waves in their pursuit of the resolutions. However, there were some instances and theatrics in the Indian political subcontinent which stood out of the box. It felt as if Schrodinger had taken the media cat out of the political paradox. As it started, the television … Continue reading The Indian year 2017 in a review