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RQ | Someone sent me this picture

This is not a blog where I normally use unparliamentary language but there is no better way to describe the above picture (received as a WhatsApp forward) as anything other than saying “this is WTF on so many levels”! First you be Indian buy Indian and use Natalie Portman in your advertisements? Then, as a […]

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RQ | General Franco, YOLO and societal norms

Us Indians are very patronising towards elderly people, especially women, who want to have a good time. When we see elderly (or sometimes even middle-aged) people at an amusement park or a bar, for example, the natural reaction is one of derision, wondering why that person is “out there having fun”. It is rather sad […]

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Varnam | Indian History Carnival-80: Medicine and Colonialism, Atmaram Jayakar, Prem Nem, Sven Gahlin, Camels

Imperial and Global Forum has a review of the book Medicine and Colonialism: Historical Perspectives in India and South Africa Self-consciously aiming to be a comparative work and taking material from India and South Africa, it takes its cue from earlier works that aimed to ‘de-centre’ the metropolis-periphery model of conceptualising empire and colonialism.While re-asserting […]

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RQ | Policy design and environmental variables

I’ve spent the last two days and a bit in Amsterdam, and as I move around the city I’m fascinated by how well so many things in the city are designed and implemented, and wondered what prevents us from implementing such design back home in India. I’m not talking only about design in terms of […]

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The Filter Coffee | A Statement of Intent

Reviewing Mr. Modi’s visit to the U.S. and U.S.-India security cooperation. To say that Mr. Modi’s first visit to the U.S. as prime minister attracted considerable attention from India’s media would be the understatement of the year.  New York City and Washington, D.C. were abound with media personalities, politicians, and supporters and protesters alike.  In [...]