July 2023

How prisoner-led organizing saved my life

Joining the Black Prisoners Caucus helped me find direction and the opportunity to serve my community while serving a life-without-parole sentence. To survive in prison, inmates usually accept a “convict…

Gender and Politics

Preface The text has aim to investigate the situation of female representation in politics in the industrialized contemporary Western democracies. Though women are more and more visible in politics, we…

My Yellowed Loves

Yellowed loves Come The punctured gutters of God Open The veins of silent gold In the lazy mouths of mocking youth Fountains overflowing with first sun A flock of oaths…

Has Manipur Crossed The Rubicon?

The BJP has done a Humpty Dumpty on Manipur. The Prime Minister’s political acumen, Maan ki Baats, high-pitched oratory, and the massive Bhakt network around the country, nothing at all,…

The climate crisis reaches a tipping point

A joint statement released Thursday by the European Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirms that the first three weeks of July have been the…

The Nuclear Energy Trap

Nuclear reactors are directly in the line of fire of global warming. In fact, nuclear reactors cannot survive global warming. But that’s only the start of serious issues with the…

The Past Is Prologue

Just viewed, for the first time, the 2012 ESPN documentary 'Ghosts of Ole Miss' written by Wright Thompson and directed by Fritz Mitchell. The film covered the 1962 segregationist riot…

Glimpses of an endgame in Ukraine

The problem with the war in Ukraine is that it has been all smoke and mirrors. The Russian objectives of “demilitarisation” and “de-Nazification” of Ukraine wore a surreal look. The…

Two Paths of Peace in Korea

On 27 July the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice is being observed at a time of increasing tensions. As a recent note of ICAN (International Coalition to Abolish…

Delimitation Woes

Assam has been in uproar over an haphazard process of dilimitation of constituencies and for a couple of weeks erupting into cries of frustration and rage over the way it…

Hindi Cinema and Society

by Bharat Dogra and Madhu Dogra Note—This is a slightly edited version of an extract from the recently published book Hindi Cinema and Society written by Bharat Dogra and Madhu…

Outlaw Superpower

The United States Refuses to Play by the World’s Rules- Here Are Three Ways In 1963, the summer I turned 11, my mother had a gig evaluating Peace Corps programs…

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