The term “meme” was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.
Edgar Allen Poe famously thought it was ‘such a great misfortune’, to lose the capacity to be alone with oneself, to get caught up in the crowd, to surrender one’s singularity to mind-numbing conformity.
It is now considered harsh to call a spade a spade. One has less and less and sometimes no right to one’s truth. Ascendant is the truth of the strong, particularly the strong man.
Significant links connect racial science in colonial southern Africa with the holocaust of the European Jews in Nazi Germany and to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
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The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has a high conviction rate, but its inability to solve the drug problem in the country raises questions about its utility.
Ishrat Akhond, a woman in the restaurant, refused even to identify herself as Muslim and court release. She abjured Islam itself as a global identity and mission, and in doing so recovered her particularity as a Muslim.
Knowledge of ethics does not make people ethical.
Ajay Skaria talks about his new book, Unconditional Equality: Gandhi’s Religion of Resistance.
The measure of the writer is the terror she inspires in the ceremonial orders of power.
In the public debates around key concepts raised by the students, democracy finds its greatest strength: the right to speak, the right to be heard and the right to plurality.
This sensational but sorry episode is replete with many more ironies. Not the least is Herojit’s appeal to his colleagues in the police to not follow “illegal” orders.