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Hijab Vs Saffron Scarf || Midweek Matters 46

It is hard not to be deeply troubled by what is going on in Karnataka. Several schools and colleges in the state have seen very ugly scenes.

#Hijab #HijabBan #HijabRow #saffronshawl #KarnatakaHijabControversy 02-03-2022 0 Comments

Decoding Deccan Messages || Midweek Matters 45 || Parakala Prabhakar

It is difficult to miss even the tiniest messages from the Aryavarta. As it is easy to miss the loudest messages from the Deccan and peninsular India.

#KCR #Modi #Constitution #ModiInParliament #BJP #Telangana #KCRPressMeet 21-02-2022 0 Comments

Subhas Bose & New India's Legacy Raid || Midweek Matters 44

New India's leaders are successful legacy raiders. Their appropriation of Sardar Patel is now nearly complete.

Subhas Bose & New India's Legacy Raid 11-02-2022 0 Comments

Oxfam Inequality Report, Piketty & New India || Midweek Matters 43

Some writings have the potential to shake you out of complacency.

#inequality #NewIndia #Modi #MidweekMatters 31-01-2022 0 Comments

Bolted Horses, Burnt Chariot & Uttar Pradesh Polls || Midweek Matters 42

By March 10 we will know the outcome of the five state assembly elections.

#UPElection #UttarPradeshElection2022 #Election2022 31-01-2022 0 Comments

Manipravaalam by Devarakonda Balagangadhara Tilak | Pathana Kutuhalam - 49

తిలక్ కథకి కవితకి ఏమంత వ్యత్యాసం కనపడదు నాకు. ఆయన కథ కవిత లాగ వినిపిస్తుంది, కవిత కథలాగ అనిపిస్తుంది. కవితలో కథ చెపుతారాయన. కథలో కవితను పొదుగుతారు.

Manipravaalam by Devarakonda Balagangadhara Tilak 28-01-2022 0 Comments

Farmers, Economists & Democracy || Midweek Matters 41

I notice that there is an insidious project underway with regard to the now-repealed Farm Laws.

Farmers, Economists & Democracy 03-01-2022 0 Comments

New India: How Not To Be Gaslighted By It || Midweek Matters 40

What a friend of mine said the other day started me thinking. He said, our political discourse has come to such a stage that if you support the government and praise the Kashi Vishwanath corridor you’re a nationalist and a patriot.

#MidweekMatters #NewIndia #KashiVishwanathCorridor 24-12-2021 0 Comments

New India & Modi's Squandered Mandates || Midweek Matters 39

I don’t know about you, but I need to pause once in a while and recapture things that happen around me to fully process their impact on our collective lives.

#NewIndia #Modi #MidweekMatters #ModiGovt #Bjp #NDA #BJP4UP 13-12-2021 0 Comments

Punjab's Farmers, Parties & State's Political Mood | Midweek Matters 38

I’m happy to be back. I told you in my last episode that I was starting a tour of the Election bound states to understand their political mood.

#Punjab #PunjabElections2022 #elections2022 09-12-2021 0 Comments