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Jul 14 2014

Age of Kali – Re-writing History

The Indian Council of Historical Research is a body that receives funding from the Indian government with regards to history. A lot of it’s work involves development of history textbooks. One of the things I have mentioned is that Indian history is often warped to portray Indian history in a way more positive light. The …

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Jul 13 2014

Age of Kali – For India to Progress, the Village Headman Must Die

Gandhi was wrong. See? As an ethnic Indian, I never learnt Indian history through the lens of India. This is a problem for a lot of Indians as we shall see in a later article, but for now? Trust me, Indian history classes are fraught with politics. People add their own spin on things. Gandhi’s …

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Jul 05 2014

A Thug in Velvet – Revisited

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 …

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Jul 01 2014

Repost – Pay No Attention to the Woman Behind the Curtain

Trigger Warnings abound, the reader has asked to remain anonymous but wishes to tell us a story… I have edited it for spelling and helped by westernising the language since the reader’s first language isn’t English and when Indians write they often use colloquialisms but it’s a voice that I feel that we must all …

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Jun 15 2014

Age of Kali – Strange Fruit

In the past month roughly four women have died in Uttar Pradesh. These aren’t the only women murdered or having been raped in a state of 200 million people. But what was universal about them? Was that they were hung to death. See I had to study forensic medicine as part of my education. It …

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Jun 11 2014

Age of Kali – On Sati And History

“Despite my general opposition to the British Raj, I very much like Sir Charles Napier’s reply to Indians defending suttee: “You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build …

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Jun 07 2014

I Get Mail – MRA and India

India is a deeply conservative country that’s sexually repressive for both sexes. If you took off your sexist gender goggles you might be able to discuss deeper issues than ‘rape’ and ‘rape’ and more ‘rape. There are Cast issues of profound significance. Huge ethnic and religious tensions that spin off into riots. There are Maoist …

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Jun 05 2014

Age of Kali – Ahimsa

A 28 year old engineer was beaten to death by seven men. Shaikh Mohasin Sadiq from Solapur exercised free speech. He posted a derogatory picture of Shivaji (A famous King) and of the late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray.

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Jun 03 2014

Why Are They Angry

People marched on the Chief Minister’s Office in Lucknow today by the hundreds only to be repelled by the police using batons and water cannon. Enraged by the attempts to dispel the crowd, more protesters are on the way. The reason people are angry is the rape and murder of two young girls. 

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May 11 2014

Skateistan

What we see here are photos from the Skateistan School in Afghanistan. It was a school to try and get kids enjoying something as banal as skateboarding. And these photos were take in 2012. Since then four have been killed. Victims of an attack by a suicide bomber. Because the little pleasures in life and …

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