Outrage-powered nutjobs are a gift that keeps giving.
There's an interesting piece by Julio Riberio, former IPS officer, in the Indian Express today. He calls it the response of a retired public servant "in the twilight of my life", to the recent steps taken by the central and right-wing state governments, as well as to their inaction in recent instances of horrifying incitement... Continue Reading →
Sourced from social media, for in many ways, this movement has been defined by its presence on social media. For that, as my friend Parichay pointed out, #hokkolorob probably owes a debt to journalist and veteran of the Shahbag Andolon Arif Jabtik, who advised protesting students not to depend on media houses for unbiased reportage.... Continue Reading →
Much of the US was a structural shock to my system. When I first heard that such key offices as Commissioner of Police and district attorney was elected rather then appointed from a national, rotating pool, for example, I was aghast. Popular punditry often conflates democracy with the mechanism of elections, but elections today are... Continue Reading →