Gandhi warned that partitioning India would not solve communal problems and that it would lead to catastrophic violence.
Why did the frontier-tourists secretly wish to imitate the coolies, walk right up to the twelve-inch white line and put their foot across it? What did it mean to go back home and say they had crossed over?
Lies are a hindrance to justice and pose a challenge to democracies all across the globe. Given the link between power and lies, especially in a multiparty system like India, does the solution lie in post-democratic ways of handling power?
Life is full of surprises and when reality knocks on your door, not once but twice, do you refuse it or take it?
There is a border,
That no one dares to cross.
One side is no burden of hiding identity,
On the other there is fear of loss.
It is the tension between the promise and the reality of democracy, that provides the space for the intervention of what we call the media.
Human life on earth cannot exist without suffering. It’s a sign of existence. While giving birth to a child, a mother suffers, and when the child grows up, he too suffers. So every being suffers; just the sufferings differ from person to person
I wrote what was on my mind on my profile and posted it over Facebook. In the beginning when I was not used to writing, a few questions concerned me as and when I posted anything. What was the truth of the matter? Why am I posting things at all? To take it little further,…