Category Archives: Socio-political notes

Excerpt from a comment on social networking site

In government and university job selection interviews, one very common tactics used to sabotage reservations is to use “NFS” – no one found suitable – whenever there is a post reserved for SC/ST/OBCs. In a sense NOTA is quickly emerging … Continue reading

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Louis Proyect makes an important point on Syria here

IMO “hands off Syria” is a politically naive position which is completely insensitive to the local conditions, apart from being anachronistic. The following piece by Louis Proyect is a must read in this context: http://louisproyect.org/2013/06/17/imperialism-counterhegemonic-blocs-and-the-syrian-revolution/ An excerpt: “Despite all the … Continue reading

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Rethinking power…

Power corrupts. It need not be absolute – even a little leftover from the top does the job. And it corrupts those hiding behind a “left progressive” mask the quickest.

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Times they ain’t a-changin’

Come gather ’round parrots Wherever you roam And admit that the parrots Around you have grown There’s a battle outside And it is shadow-boxin’ If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start parrotin’ Or you’ll sink … Continue reading

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An observation on anti-rape protests in Delhi

Much as I have reservations about certain aspects of these protests – for instance, remaining silent on atrocities elsewhere like Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, (and how laws like AFSPA actually protects rapists and sex crime offenders), calls for death penalty, repeated reference … Continue reading

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Left progressive critical discourse at the moment on Bal Thackerey misses a point

I am afraid the left progressive critical discourse at the moment on Bal Thackerey misses a point. I can understand the urgency of calling the bluff on elite and mainstream glorification of someone who from the application of even a … Continue reading

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On Arab Revolution, Left & “Stalinism without Stalinism” – A discussion from facebook

SD: Rightists and Leftists against the Revolution A must read. I personally feel the reactionary response by a section of left on Arab Revolutions (especially when against a left-friendly regime) need to be placed in the context of larger questions … Continue reading

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