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??
C: Hey, what’s this Pegasus issue? H: It’s a spyware used by those in power to surveil you without your knowledge. C: Is it used for spying? H: Yes and much more C: Shouldn’t governments and intelligence agencies be allowed to surveil those who are a threat to nation? H: Yes, they can. But there […]Read More Beware – You could be watched (hint: not by God )
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
Celine : Hey Hildy how have you been? long time no seeHildy : I am fine Celine. How have you been?C: I am fine, thanks. Btw, hey you know the significance of Jan 30th?H : Yes.C: What is it?H : It is the last but one day of the first month of the year.C: OMG! […]Read More Gandhi – Mahatma or a normal flawed human?
Stream of consciousness We live in an era, where one state’s access to high speed internet has been denied for a year and a half and no one seems to care. Source We live in an era, where a Parliamentary democracy is made to look deliberately as a Presidential style (read authoritarian/totalitarian). How can one […]Read More Weekly Highlights
List of Oxymorons/Jokes that help sell democracy Free press Free Elections Free speech Individual liberty Right to Protest Right to privacy Religious Freedom Right to Vote Social Mobility Freedom of choice Free and fair Judiciary & the best of all “For the people, by the people, & of the people” 🙂Read More Democracy – A Beacon or A Joke??
Caste based ReservationEconomic reservation Welfare politicsIncome Tax cuts Farm loan waiverCorporate loan waive off 100 Day job guaranteeHome Loan interest rate cuts Cabbies asking for little extraBargaining with small vendors People rushing to get home b4 lock down by BusPeople rushing to get home b4 lock down by Air Despising whites when treated as black […]Read More Where do you stand ?