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Page 24 – 7th Standard Social Studies Textbook

Education Reform in Kerala – VIIth Heaven Standard…. Yet another pastoral letter across churches yesterday, KSU(Congress’s student wing) activists and police clash across the state, Muslim League enters the protests arena in its North Kerala strong holds, and today the opening session of the state Assembly comes to a virtual standstill on the issue. Education Reform […]

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A Cure for Insomnia

Its that long. Title dedicated to the world’s longest movie The Cure for Insomnia We write poems, short stories, essays and blogposts to interrupt the programme. We sign online petitions – I just did one for saving the tiger. We did the same when Iraq was about to be invaded. One hundred and fifty thousand […]

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Mumbai,India and all

Talkies Mumbai correspondent 🙂 BombayDosti writes in from somewhere near Mumbai, on Raj and what could possibly be wrong with the Indian Raj.  The debate is now about how many migrants come to Mumbai.Raj’s share of prime time on TV; whether Ambani feels he is Gujarati or Maharashtrian, how Bachchan needs to build schools in […]

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Who needs to be educated?

Sohrabuddin was killed in a fake encounter,said the CBI and the Supreme Court. With Gujarat Elections around the corner Modi put it this way, as NDTV reported Modi asked the crowd, ”What should be done to a man who stored illegal arms and ammunition? You tell me what should have been done to Sohrabuddin?” The […]

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Here’s looking at you Germania, Goethe,Leibnitz, Kant, Karl Marx, Nietzsche, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Heisenberg, Schrödinger, Fahrenheit, Röntgen, Hertz, Hegel and Hitler Kant, Hegel, Marx and then Hitler – the “germ” is always there For anyone out there crouched in their prison cell, who cannot hear the ocean, who thinks “secular” and […]

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Lets Burn Mumbai !

Ha Papa Bear has spoken. What a long wait it was oh Emperor of the Hindu hearts, papa we missed you so. Thackeray who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, made an emotional appeal to the Marathis saying there was a conspiracy to separate Mumbai from Maharashtra and it would not be “tolerated”. “The city will […]

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Our India is a Sufi

The Journalist and the Prostitute “What is you name ?” The Indian journalist covering the Bangladesh war asked the prostitute “Selma” “Tell me the truth, what is your real name” “Gauri“ “Then why did you lie” “Aren’t you a Hindu , I assumed a Muslim name to give you the turn on of invasion” – […]

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Has India lost Gujarat ?

When this reporter, with his longish beard, walked into an elite government colony in Ahmedabad to meet a senior official, three children suddenly got off their bicycles.One screamed aloud, “Terrorist!” Why?“Because you are a Mussalman,” he responded. So?“All Muslims are terrorists. My father is a judge. He will call you terrorist in court.” Really?“Yes. Now […]

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A Secular Rethink

A picture History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again – Maya Angelou A video A few years back we faced our worst fears as a nation , today we are again a smug faced crowd hiding behind globalised cliches like Islamic terrorism and a […]

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