May Day, 2017

If today it is considered a given that you work for a set time, that child labour is illegal, and that women have the same rights to labour as men, it is thanks to the sacrifice of millions of people around the world who poured their blood,sweat and tears into a struggle for the future.

The Red and The Blue

Nearly a century ago, a great man did the impossible. He stood his ground and challenged the existing social order of India and he won. Well, almost. At the very last minute, when victory was assured, the great saint betrayed the good doctor and shut the door on a caste-less India. But despite all that,…

Holi Cow!

The whole of India is happily celebrating the joyous festival of Holi. Well not the whole of India. Personally I’m locked in my apartment and the fact that I threatened to pour acid in people’s coloured water is only part of the reason why. Honestly, right now the only colour worth covering yourself in is…

Times They are A-changing

​A lot can change in 69 years. What was once the USSR can now turn into a loose squabbling group of countries, the most important of which is ruled by a judo black belt with dictatorial tendencies. Once racist America can be ruled by a black man for 8 years. Communist China can open up…

The Fatal Accident

We have gone sick following a path of unquestioned faith, trammeled culture and artificial boundaries. We are working in the wrong direction. We are still trying to solve the problem politically. It was a good system, I would say, a thousand years back. All over our country this system is collapsing. Caste-ism has been tearing us apart…