Biju Negi

When Farce Becomes Fact

Around 327BC, in his quest to expand the Macedonian Empire, Alexander annexed Punjab and Sindh (in present-day Pakistan). But after reaching a location named Taxila, his ambition to move further…

Shock and Awe – In War and Politics

The term “Shock and Awe” was a consciously and specifically developed military strategy by the USA for use in war situation and intended using massive power and force in such…

I.N.D.I.A. – Optics or Substance?

I believe our country must remain democratic and be governed by its current Constitution. I worry about the rising employment and costs of living. I feel concerned at the divisive…

Succumbing to a Fed Narrative

Imagine, if voting for the Himachal and Gujarat Assemblies was to take place on the same day, let’s say on 12 November or 1 December or 5 December – and…

Is the political narrative changing?

A few interesting and politically significant developments have taken place in the country in the last few weeks. One, for the first time in many years, it is the opposition…

A tale of two writings: On Nehru and Savarkar

In the November 1937, an article titled “Rashtrapatiji” was published in a Calcutta-based monthly journal “Modern Review”. Founded by Ramanand Chatterjee in 1907, the journal had good readership among the…

In Despair Lies Hope

A few weeks ago, communication from a friend who, citing a few immediate reasons which were widely known, suggested that he was in depression. In the last several months, there…

Farmers at the Borders of Survival – What Next?

The Kisan Andolan is closing in on nine months - braving deeply disturbing times, braving weather extremities, braving police brutalities, braving government's insouciance and subterfuge, braving the dark Covid clouds,…

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