Meanings of Bihar Election 2015: Victory of the Local and Popular over the Ignorance of the Others

(Note: This was written immediately after the assembly elections in Bihar in October-November 2015. This was not published anywhere out of laziness and because publishing in magazines/journals also involves many constraints. It is being posted without any alteration. It would be interesting to see how things have moved since then and when the neighbouring state…

श्रीनगर के कब्रगाह में

एक के बाद एक हर कब्र से जमी बर्फ की चादर हटा कर जब वह बुजुर्ग ईद के दिन श्रीनगर के कब्रगाह में अपने बेटे की कब्र तलाश रहा था मेरे अंदर से अनायास ये शब्द निकल पड़े: तुम्हारे कब्र पर जमी बर्फ ने आग लगा दी वादी में कितनी गर्मी होगी जाने अबकी बार…

Greece: People Reject the Obstinacy of Capital

Despite the efforts by the Corporate Capital directly as well as indirectly the Greeks have stood up against the bullying by European powers. Veiled and open threats, that would nowhere be termed democratic, unless bourgeois democracy would mean in its ultimate run a rule by corporate capital, failed to diminish the spirit of Greeks against…