Category: Polity

Do words alone win wars?

Among the twitter trends like #AccidentalDrowning, #KyaUlluBanaya, we could see some #SyriaIsBleeding, #PrayForSyria, #SaveChildrenOfSyria yesterday. “Oh man, don’t get me started about these Syrians and Israelis” you might gabble. Of course, we have hardly heard some pleasant news about Syria from the day we’ve known...

The Politically Unopinionated.

Democratic. Republican. Dravidian. Leftist. Communist. Liberal. Conservative. I’ve always wondered how sophisticated it would be to use these words in a conversation. An argument over a cup of hot coffee on how one ideology is greater than the other. A discussion on Donald Trump being...

A Waste of talent and opportunity – Maybe Shobhaa De was right about the Olympics

Jackie Collins (1937-2015) was an author popularly known as the “queen of trash literature”. After initially acting in British B-movies, she went on to write thirty-two novels about sex, infidelity and gold digging socialite adulteresses who usually fell for gangsters. Her writings were called “nasty, filthy...

People’s Opinion on Terrorism

Merin is a school teacher who worked in a school for disadvantaged in a state in southern India. A soft-hearted woman of not so bold characteristics. One of her close associates happens to be a potential recruiter for terrorist outfits particularly the ISIS. Radicalization happens....