Monthly Archives: May 2012

A few quick thoughts on Ambedkar Cartoons

In recent times, the following cartoon, included in a NCERT school textbook for Std. IX students generated a lot of controversies. See, for instance: http://www.mid-day.com/news/2012/may/120512-Sibal-apologises-orders-removal-of-sketch-from-books.htm http://himalmag.com/component/content/article/5061-drawing-conclusions.html http://kafila.org/2012/05/16/please-sir-may-i-take-a-newspaper-into-my-class/ Lately, I have been trying to make sense of some of these arguments. … Continue reading

Posted in Socio-political notes | Leave a comment

Glorification of work: a few quick thoughts

This post is to generate some food for thought for a singularly unimaginative generation of textbook-parroting “leftists” many of whom equate socialism/revolution with “full-employment” and digs into a two-century old slogan of eight-hour work-sleep-recreation as the main punchline for inauguration … Continue reading

Posted in Socio-political notes | Leave a comment

A few quick thoughts on elections in Greece

A few thoughts on SYRIZA’s performance this week (apart from its strong anti-austerity mandate): (a) A loose rainbow COALITION, by effectively challenging the hegemony of KKE in less than a decade, has shown that the old 20th century Comintern/Leninist left … Continue reading

Posted in Socio-political notes | Leave a comment