Originally published: June 23rd, 2014 The current controversy raging over the Central Government’s directive on the use of Hindi reminded me of an incident that occurred when I was an exchange student in the US. At a huge gathering of exchange students, I ran into a fellow Indian and not knowing what state she was… Continue reading languages
Originally published: April 16, 2014 I won’t be making it to Pune to vote for the elections. We are at the cusp of such an important moment in India’s history, and I won’t be participating in it! Urging everyone to vote then, is as much a form of atonement for being an irresponsible citizen as… Continue reading Whom will you vote for?
OK, time for a confession. I don’t get Delhi. The popular culture of this city is the epitome of Indian kitsch.
Originally published: 5th October 2015 If you were to answer the question, what is the most desirable value that a society should embody, what would you say? Equality? Well no, to cite an extreme example if my hard work is rewarded equally as the sloth of a couch potato, I would have no incentive to… Continue reading John Rawls, Justice (and the Meat Ban in India)