Mirages

This light, in this one place, drapes old years with new glow Gathers together flaccid flesh, to cast in tight shadow In it you will recognize my own youth In a shape that left behind no remembrance. Here, in this angle, in this light drape; it is yesterday again. I must be still. This shade …

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The Intellectual. Definitions and discontents

Post-script: And so, it seems, the FP list of thinkers for 2014 is also now released. In a new format that FP has tried for a couple of years, the list is not more than an insipid chronicle of achievers in categories – not quite the sort of list that could spur argument or discontent. …

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Bins Before Brooms, Mr. Prime Minister!

A month back, the Prime Minister launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) with a personal touch amidst much public fanfare. It is not a common sight to see a Head of State sweeping a public street with a broom. Even less common is it to see one such picking up and disposing the swept litter! …

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A Bull Fight In The Tamil Sangam

A little while ago, I was party to an exchange of opinions on Jallikattu with @realitycheckind – a fellow Twitter correspondent who is well read on social media for learned and incisive views on Indian Law and Policy. Jallikattu – a bull wrestling sport (not fight) – was recently banned by the Indian Supreme Court …

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