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Deterring Democracy by Noam Chomsky

A small side note A couple of months ago, I was looking at books in a second-hand bookstore with a friend. There are quite a few sizeable second-hand book stores on MG Road in Bangalore, and I go there a few times every year. In the age of Google and e-books, exploring through stacks of… Continue reading Deterring Democracy by Noam Chomsky

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Pakistan or the Partition of India by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

This book written by B.R. Ambedkar analyses one of the most complex problems faced by India before independence. The question of partitioning India is such a divisive problem that it will always leave one side dissatisfied with the outcome. It has no simple solution and the questions it throws up are fundamental and uncomfortable. Some… Continue reading Pakistan or the Partition of India by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

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India’s Founding Moment : The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy by Madhav Khosla

I wanted to learn about the conception of the Indian Constitution. I found this book which explored the major predicaments faced by the constituent assembly and the thought process behind the structure of the constitution. It is an interesting book that explores the dilemmas faced by the founding fathers while writing a constitution for a… Continue reading India’s Founding Moment : The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy by Madhav Khosla

Poetry

Legacy

Years later, when the internet is unrecognizable,Your thoughts would still occupy a tiny crevice,A corner, you may circle back to,To look back at who you were,and trace how you've changed. By some chance, if you were to become famous,Curious people would visit to see your early work,Either to appreciate the past you,Or to look for… Continue reading Legacy

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Cycling

Wind flowing through your hair,As you ride a downward slope,Your surroundings turn into a blur,One half exhilaration, the other half calmness Pumping the peddles or pushing gently,A choice between speed or serenity,The effort is energizing,Liberating you from a hectic life Navigating a known trail,A blissful time with yourself,Each curve known from memory,Just enjoying each moment… Continue reading Cycling