Over the last few weeks, across the globe we hear the desperate cries of #BlackLivesMatter. A more sensitive generation, across different races, cultures, varied socio-economic strata are acknowledging the fact that off all human races, the Africans and African origins continue to have the least social acceptance. We need to use this moment of time … Continue reading Churning of the Ocean: The Universal Template for Social Inequality
In the last many weeks of the lockdown there are contrasting visuals on our digital feed. On one extreme we see migrant laborers walking and cycling 100s of kms and some dying midst their endeavor. Then there are visuals of dalgona coffee challenges and anything that has a little bit flaunt appeal is put out … Continue reading Two Visuals of India’s Lockdown: Are they Contrasting or the Same?
As a species, we are peculiar from all others. All other species eat only for survival; once their hunger is satiated, they stop eating. But not us. Our hunger is intertwined somewhere between the vast extremes of need and greed. As a species, what one capitalist aptly put “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” has been our … Continue reading Inflection points of our failed Humanity
If you believe religion is about Gods, your entire belief is oblivious. Religion is the most successful political structure there has ever been. In its mesmerizing form, it makes you believe that “this” is the epitome of life. You surrender your logical faculties. And before you know it, you are a pawn defined by your … Continue reading Religion – An Annihilator of Revolution
Exploring his idea on Power, Plurality and Sustainability Image from Google The political backdrop against which Gandhi evolved his character is what gets talked about constantly. The progressive mutation of a human spirit that took place in leaps and bounds is completely disregarded. In his 150th birth year, there is a systematic deconstruction of his … Continue reading Why Gandhi Belongs to the Future?
As social beings, each one of us have a network of family and friends within whose influence we operate. In a very oblivious way some of these bonds grow strong, some wither away, and many new associations form, as these relationships influence and impact who we become. Yet, in spite of so many relationships that … Continue reading What is love?
An account of T.M. Krishna’s concert at Rangashakara as a part of the “Equal - Voices for a Common Humanity” festival on Septermber 15, 2019 We all have an obsession about the past. But can history be a reliable source, considering it is usually written by the victor? Also, history has become a chronology of … Continue reading Where History Limits, There Art Liberates.
Artwork by Ramya Rangaswamy As a generation, we thrive in a world of great opportunities. Once envisaged, the vision is so much easier to translate today than ever before. We have more than what we ever needed, yet we keep yearning for more. And more we get. And then some more! However, despite being in … Continue reading Anantrika: To find “an” infiniteness within “the” finite!
The entrapment of education is true for people across the society. For the poor and marginal, the pursuit of English medium education for their kids; for some one slightly better off, getting their kids up to graduation is the aim; for the vast majority of middle class, calling their kids engineers and doctors is an … Continue reading Knowledge, Intelligence and Wisdom
Raja Ravi Verma's painting depicting Sita swayamvar where Rama breaks the shaft of Lord Shiva's bow. King Dasharata of Ayodhya had three wives. But none of them could give him a son. So, he invoked the Gods and was blessed with four sons. Rama being the eldest his entire life was only a preparation to … Continue reading Alas! It’s Dasharata and not Janaka’s motif of parenting.
When you have to take a reference of a character from the Indian mythology pages, an epitome of the Vatsalya Preeti or mother’s love is undisputedly Yashoda. Foster mom to Krishna, she stands as the definition of what a mom should be. Alas, evolving patriarchal society and simplifying stories and characters and current modern-day annoying … Continue reading Yashoda: giving you major mom goals