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HERO!

On a cold winter night in 78
he drank two liters of Russian tea,
went to Red Square before light
and wrote on snow: “Brezhnev is an idiot!”

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Lingavishappu by Vishnu Prasad

In a recent interview with Madhyamam newspaper, the author talks about the ‘hunter’s viewpoint’ when it comes to sexual assaults. Vishnu Prasad feels better understanding the hunter’s social conditions is important enough and is seldom thought of. He feels male sexuality is suppressed in Kerala’s social conditioning. He goes to the extent of claiming men are more sexually frustrated than women.

He details the ‘hunter’s viewpoint’ in detail in some of his poems, like the recently controversial “Linga vishappu” in which he says, the man’s under wear that gets torn from excessive masturbation does not lie about his social condition, about the suppressed hunger of the penis.

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Warhol

Pink eraser: I never fall apart because I never fall together.

Also – “Everybody should like everybody,” and “The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting,”

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Our time is a between time

  Michael Palmer writes “Our time is a between time; best to stay out of it.”, yes totally.   Yes, I was born on the street known as Glass—as Paper, Scissors or Rock. Several of my ancestors had no hands. Several of my ancestors used their pens in odd ways. A child of seven I […]

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Poetry of Mad Men – Kierkegaard & Pierre Reverdy

Boredom is taken to be the worst evil. Immersing themselves in pleasure, whether sensual or intellectual, aesthetic people live overwhelmingly for the moment, in search of yet another self-gratifying experience. Pierre Reverdy and the poetry of Mad Men. Musings on desolation and the moment.

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Kerala History: Glimpses from 1956 to 2011

Because it tilts more towards the generation that grew up in the 90s, so that’s what we are. Because there are multiple events and people and struggles we left out from our long list, we would like to hear your thoughts. Because rather than big events, we have focused on big patterns. And while we disagree on a lot many things here – political, cultural, developmental, social, and personal, I hope we all agree that Kerala got it mostly right in the past 55 years. Because Kerala is the No.1 state in India, here we go, and as always we would like to hear your thoughts.

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