We all know (especially who live in India) that this country is best described as organized chaos. Rahul Gandhi ji during his recent dialogue with Industry leaders at a FICCI summit compared India to a beehive, an apt analogy I must admit. India is not functioning at its periphery but resilient at its core. We … More Lets Get Real Guys : Hypocrisy about morals
In India the reality is that the discourse on secularism boils down to trivial politics. As per the 42nd amendment (in 1976) to the constitution the politically contentious term ‘secular’ was added to the preamble. So it seems that Secularism is a relatively recent addition to our dictionary of political discourse. A ton of writings … More Is the Secularism Question, really secular?
Pretty much one year back, I dropped out of my second grad program in Sociology at NTU to rejoin the real world. I was not enjoying the program and knew intrinsically in my third semester in the last leg of my doctoral coursework that a course correction was needed. I love Singapore and everything about … More One Year@Maximum City, Maximum Experiences
Public engagement on social media came of age with the 2008 US presidential polls with the Obama Campaign leveraging the various social media technologies when it was an upcoming medium to connect with the youth. By the time, the re-election bid in 2012 came up; Obama had a crack technology team using Social Media to … More Development not Digital Democracy!
Last week, I had travelled back on a break to the city, which really gave me an identity, a voice and played an in valuable part in shaping me through my two master degree programs. The place is Singapore and this city’s role in my consciousness was further intensified during my recent short break. Ever … More Singapura: Field Notes from a personal journey ‘home’