Author Archives: Soumya

About Soumya

Assistant Professor in economics, researcher in economic theory & complex systems, with active interest in flamenco, blues & rock, Andalucia, anarchism, dada & punk, FOSS activist & foodie. Put off by uncritical acceptance and/or parroting of rhetoric and submission to establishment in any form.

Delhi MCD Elections

For the upcoming MCD elections in Delhi this weekend I will be voting for AAP and urge all of you voters in Delhi to do the same. There are serious reasons to be critical of AAP: from its authoritarian leadership … Continue reading

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This is alarming!

Air India has taken up the agenda of its political masters to impose vegetarianism. During my recent trip to Guwahati (in a flight that goes further to Imphal), both while going and coming back, the crew served me a vegetarian … Continue reading

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Meatshops…

What do you mean by <illegal> meatshop? What establishes legality? How legal are the numerous fruit and vegetable vendors, chhole-bhature and rajma-chawal sellers, chaat sellers, small shops selling almost everything around us? How legal are the Haldirams and Bikanerwalas which … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness will be remembered for having seen IRA through war and peace, never giving up, and never compromising for the ideals and the cause he stood for, and yet standing up for diversity of views and thought within the … Continue reading

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Dealing with right-wing surge

Nothing achieves communal polarization better than some action on ground: riots, at small scale – small skirmishes, conflicts which can sustain the polarization without attracting much of attention. What a lot of people commenting on UP elections are missing out … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Chuck Berry

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made People passing by … Continue reading

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Statism & Right-wing surge

This makes an important point. Lately we have been seeing a lot of analyses on right-wing surge in various countries based on this thesis that political right succeeds because somehow its opposition is not “left-wing” (read statist) enough. Thus Trump … Continue reading

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