Samskara – U R Ananthamurthy

How much a book impresses or affects me depends, quite obviously, on when I happen to read the book in my journey as a reader and individual. There have been lesser books that I have picked when I was starting out, when my ideas were nascent, that have had a much larger impact than more... Continue Reading →

Casteism – The Merit Argument

I overheard this argument long back that has stuck through with me. "It has been about 60 years that you guys have had reservations. It is unfair. We are poor too. I think it should now rest on merit and economic status. The deserving and the poor should get the fruits of reservation. Not rich... Continue Reading →

Casteism: TamBrahms

It is very easy to say "I am against the caste system". In fact, it is so easy, that everyone says it. I say it too. Every now and then I try to see how exactly that statement reflects in my own real life - what it means to me. Within my own head, when... Continue Reading →

From Peace to Rage

There are enough faultlines in people's lives without having to emphasize more. But it is these inconsistencies which push boundaries and gaslights us to trick sadness and happiness that make for engaging discussions. From these cracks of incontinent desires and beliefs flow our base emotions. Focusing on them you become one with the emotions thereby... Continue Reading →

Casteism: Annihilation of Caste

Come, let us talk about Ambedkar. Please make yourself comfortable. Fold yourself into a comfortable sitting position. A cup of water or coffee or tea maybe? You know, this week I read an annotated version of "The Annihilation of Caste"(AoC). This I think was the third or fourth time I revisited this work. The first... Continue Reading →

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