Zombies : Un-dead creatures walking around with no consciousness We are zombies, when we: Stay silent upon seeing school girls stripped of their dignity & education Choose to turn away when people’s homes are razed to ground on mere suspicion Smirk at the rampant hate speech discourses against the “Others” Rejoice at the plight of […]Read More zombies
I read once a Jean Paul Sartre’s quote that “Man is condemned to be free”. My immediate thought was well, this sounds abstract still it is catchy. Why should freedom be treated as condemnation and not as liberation? Obviously, I didn’t read the full quote, which goes “Man is condemned to be free; because once […]Read More Freedom – condemnation or liberation?
If your insecurity bothers othersIt is cruelty not insecurityIf your sentiments get hurt by mere ads (1, 2, 3, 4)It is your sentiments that need to be corrected not adsIf your silence aids the oppressorIt is you who are the real oppressorIf your willingness to turn blind eye to others’ sufferingsIt is you who are […]Read More Guard yourself
C: Hey it’s been a while since we conversedH : Yes, I have been quite appalled by the news I keep reading and wanted to be aloneC: What news could have such an impact on a nihilist/absurdist such as you?H: Have you read about the alleged rape & murder of a 9 years old Dalit […]Read More It was good, while it lasted
Democracy is a living organismIt grows faster when people careIt deteriorates when they don’tIt thrives when citizens are informedIt struggles when they’re ill-informedWe don’t expect a child to growIf we feed it once every 5 yearsBut we expect democracy to growJust ‘coz we vote on election dayEconomic system drove us away from politicsConsumerism made us […]Read More What’s your choice : Eternal Vigilance or Eternal Indifference??
You clap when you’re asked to You light lamps when you’re asked to From comforts of your living room Order food online Watch movies online Complain about migrant workers Spreading infection to remote parts You pick up fights When someone points out flaws You’re willing to pay 1000s You’re willing to cut corners You jump […]Read More The Curse
C: Hey, I have something to discuss with you. You have time? H: Not much, but still go ahead C: I was wondering whether average people really care about Democracy. H: I hope so. Do you think otherwise? C: Yes, I think people care least about their country being a democratic one or an authoritarian […]Read More Democrac(z)y
From government Demand universal healthcareDemand free educationDemand social security netDemand equitable growthDemand free & fair criminal justice systemDemand Free speechDemand Right to DissentDemand Right to be left aloneDemand following the constitution & make amendments when neededDemand building a state/country that trusts science and is rational From Party in power (Never call ruling party : They […]Read More Demand More
H: Hey Celine, you want to know a radical thought I have been fostering last couple of weeks? C: I know you won’t leave me, even if I say no. So please proceed H: Why not we do away with elections from our democracy? C: What? Aren’t elections basic criteria to consider having a functioning […]Read More Too many or too little?
“Trust is life”A dialogue in a filmI didn’t get it thenBut I sort of get it now Families run on TrustNations run on TrustDemocracies run on TrustSocieties run on TrustYour Sanity rests on Trust Totalitarians thrive on lack of trustFascists thrive on lack of trust“In God we trust” proclaims USBut God(s) thrive on your trustRead More Trust – V2