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Condemned to Death … by Stupidity

The simple point of this strategy is that aggressively administered stupidity is stupefying. It is too much of a struggle keeping the daily battering at bay – “nationalism”; “beef”; sedition charges, slogans, and two bodies dangling from a tree in Jharkhand.

The past can sneak up upon you. Credit: zehawk/Flickr CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

Aspirational India and the Ruses of History

The thumping victory of the BJP in 2014 creased the foreheads of many people, including those who are now symbolically protesting by returning their awards. There was, after all, the past experience of the earlier BJP-led NDA regime, with the rewriting of history textbooks still fresh in their minds. The campaign which Dinanath […]