There’s a siege underway in a town in India. In a neighbourhood there is a ring of bored police in khaki uniforms in the shade. The streets are empty. They are there to keep the peace. But what they mainly do is keep people in. What’s this all in aid of?
Tag Archive: Age of Kali
May 04 2013
India is a land that is both modern and ancient and manages to marry the two concepts without batting an eyelash. There is no existential crisis between the most modern parts of India and the most ancient of practices. Science institutes regularly pray for a good year of research without any contradiction between science and …
Apr 30 2013
In a shocking repeat of the Delhi December 2012 rape of “Nirbhaya”, a four year year old girl was raped and found unconscious at a farm by her parents around 2 weeks ago.
Apr 29 2013
Around a decade ago there was a watershed in Indian culture. We saw a concept come about in India and abroad. It was called the New Indian Male. The very idea of the New Indian Male was a gentleman. He wore clothes that fit and wasn’t picked out by his mother. He understood fashion. He …
Apr 20 2013
When I first wrote about the Delhi Rape case in January, I was preparing for an exam to get my temporary registration to move on to the big subjects as a medical student. I was extremely busy but even then took a day off to go stand on the front lines of protests around me …
Apr 17 2013
Bangalore was met with a terror attack this morning when a bomb planted on a motorcycle was detonated injuring 13 people. Reports are coming in as we speak but it seems to not be as serious as the February Hyderabad attacks which claimed the lives of 17 people and wounded more than a 100 more.
Apr 15 2013
Last night I posted a piece on “offence”. Basically? A bunch of people got “offended” by the facebook status of one person reposting the statement of another and were sufficiently offended to start a riot. The police responded with typical aplomb and injured people and then promptly arrested everyone including the people who exercised free …
Apr 15 2013
An angry mob wounded four people after it attacked a shop in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The reason? The shopkeeper posted a facebook message that was deemed “insulting” to religion.
Apr 13 2013
“If you do not withdraw the case, we will kill you, burn down your house and stone your daughter”.
Apr 10 2013
One of the major reasons for a reduced rape reporting rate in India is the complete lack of empathy from people. Everyone from the police, to the medical officers to the courts and indeed society doesn’t treat rape victims well.