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Anish Nair

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Name: Anish Nair
Date registered: February 22, 2014
URL: http://dialecticsandafterthoughts.blogspot.com

Latest posts

  1. A Retort to Bret Stephens — July 3, 2014
  2. The BJP and Bangladeshis — May 14, 2014
  3. On Appropriation of Ambedkar — March 21, 2014
  4. Sangh may not make a debut in Kerala, but… — March 3, 2014
  5. Weeping for the Modern Caste-Hindu? — February 26, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. A Retort to Bret Stephens — 5 comments
  2. On Comparing Tragedies and Responsibilities I — 3 comments
  3. Weeping for the Modern Caste-Hindu? — 3 comments
  4. On Appropriation of Ambedkar — 2 comments
  5. Sangh may not make a debut in Kerala, but… — 1 comment

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Jul 03 2014

A Retort to Bret Stephens

This WSJ article is making rounds declaring that “a culture that celebrates kidnapping is not fit for statehood”, referring to the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teenagers. With an assertion that one has to ask uncomfortable questions, Bret Stephens (the author) demands to know why Palestinians condone and celebrate the violence committed by …

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May 14 2014

The BJP and Bangladeshis

With a recent outbreak of ethnic violence in Assam, the issue of Bangladeshi immigrants have been raked up with every party taking a stand on immigration. One can see parallels between the “Bangladeshi problem” of India and the “Mexican problem” of the United States, with conservatives demanding for stringent immigration laws and deportation of everyone …

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Mar 21 2014

On Appropriation of Ambedkar

When Caravan published Arundhati Roy’s piece The Doctor and the Saint, I was one of those who celebrated it as the next big thing that was to emerge in the Indian academic circles. Roy’s essay constitutes the first half of Navayana’s annotated edition of Bhimrao Ambedkar’s seminal work ‘The Annihilation Of Caste’. The article, like …

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Mar 03 2014

Sangh may not make a debut in Kerala, but…

Video: Audience at ViBGYOR protest vandalism by RSS workers 400 and more. All shouting in unison “RSS GO BACK! GO BACK! GO BACK! GO BACK!”. So proud to be a Malayali, right now (I can’t believe I missed out on this video for so long). The video shows the reason why the Sangh will never …

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Feb 26 2014

Weeping for the Modern Caste-Hindu?

Outlook recently published, on their website, Jakob de Roover’s reaction to “l’affaire Doniger”. In the article, de Roover cooks up a story to explain how the “deeply flawed” narrative of the caste system and the Hindu religion is responsible for the creation of Hindu fundamentalism. What brings Hindu organizations to filing petitions that make them …

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Feb 25 2014

On Comparing Tragedies and Responsibilities I

“Don’t worry, christianity harmed and killed just as much people and destroyed properties. Or maybe more?” “That’s nothing. Christians can do twice as much in half the time. next time, call a marine.” “Why don’t you mention what the Christians are doing?” These are some of the comments that a post on The Paleolibrarian Page …

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