Are you a Communist ?

After three scores and a quarter of our lives spent- We, the Six watch movies and sports most of the time, if not,screaming at each other on our politics and compromises so far.It is now, more than ever, I get to know, for sure,  on the questions of what is a nation,Freedom,state of the woman in India, Is the Muslim an equal partner,who and  what is a Hindu,patriotism,development, equality, caste, religion and ways to go about it we think and feel so differently while we still sit and sup together.

Ms Romila Thapar,Why do dreams Die?

And now during their watch, the already fragile fort of defiance has crumbled.As someone said even before the sound of “boo” was even heard.

MayDay!May Day!May Day!

#Left-Out: Not the football of Politics! It is May Day and what a travesty.That day which symbolises everything about empowerment of the labour, justice, fair play, egalitarianism and power to the people is no longer celebrated.Much less remembered.In another extraordinary way the call - " May Day! Mayday! May Day!" is an internationally acknowledged call…

Musings on Martyrdom: Ibaadat sey Shahdat!

Undeniably, those that give their all for nothing and win everything for the people at large are made of sterner stuff. Philosophically I would dare surmise the struggle for freedom is relentless and inexorable and our present is but milestones of this forward journey? A practical Vibhishan, righteous Karna, dithering Hamlet, a sacrificing Khudiram are the stuff of human imagination and reality all seeking in many ways to liberate the shackled. In this, the numerous struggles of the wretched shall also remain unknown. And until then today’s martyrs shall become tomorrow’s traitors, as new historians not sponsored by the state investigate, scrutinize, reflect, record and inform.

Literature in Castro’s Cuba

When progressive ideas are in retreat and the neo-liberals are in triumphant march Fidel shall mostly be talked, written and remembered as a pig headed dictator.This article would go a long way to correct that mistaken thought.Contrarily,Fidel would appear to be remarkably prescient,honest, humble yet firm.In this excerpt from a rare 1965 interview, Fidel Castro…

What is History ?

These days we have a contentious point of view of the extremist right aggressively promoted and championed.They have decided to win their war of ideas not just with mere debates or discussions.They have chosen to use all the methods of the so-called constitutional democracy like free speech,legislature, executive, the judiciary and the police in different…

Fauji Bank :A Rupee too Far !

Is there a case for the defence forces to start their own Bank? In a sad news today, the Syndicate Bank, which serves over sixty thousand defence pensioners, has declared a quarterly loss of 882 Crores. Their Chairman & managing director had earlier been arrested in a bribery scandal. Total loss declared by the Syndicate…

What an Idea,Sirjee !

I am over sixty.Where i come from it means you are good as done.But it is not as dark as it may sound or look.All they seem to say is that you have done enough.Now is the time to put your legs up and have the real fun.For your children may, in all probability would…