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Myth called freedom & Varna conscience

by Chandrabhan Prasad

Ever since Varna editors were caught postulating before Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf at his free breakfast ceremony in Agra, they have discovered a time tested refuge of "Press freedom" to justify their shameful intellectual conduct.  They are into their old habit of "defining" freedom, where the Press has the spine to confront the government in a "mature" democracy. A free Press, to them is, the "conscience-keeper of the nation" or worse still of the Indian sub-continent.

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Bandit in life, MBC in death

by Chandrabhan Prasad

German philosopher George WF Hegel understood Indians fairly well. In his Lectures On The History Of Philosophy, he denounces Indians as "monkey worshippers" who are "incoherent' in their thought process. Nothing illustrates this better than the way Varna intelligentsia handled Phoolan Devi's tragic death.

 

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The Durban dip can cleanse a billion sins

by Chandrabhan Prasad

 

The Ganges is a monumental aqua-guard which has been cleansing Varna souls ever since the advent of their civilisation. A few Varna apologists describe the senseless Ganga dip as an act of "self-criticism", where devotees officially confirm they have committed a sin.

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Secularists' new trip to Dalit platform?

by Chandrabhan Prasad

India is passing through a crucial phase of its history. So is the Dalit movement. In the age of globalisation, the new Dalit has come to realise that world pressure can be applied to compel ruling Varnas to make him an equal partner.

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When the world danced to Suresh Lele

by Chandrabhan Prasad

No, I would not like to describe how Heather M. Acs looked. The New York born girl has just crossed her teens. She is a White American, usually accompanied by her friend Mama S. Diouf, a Black girl of about the same age and appeal. Then there is the tall Brazilian girl Eleniw Ornisa. I wonder for what reasons have Indian women been winning beauty titles.

 

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North Beach turns into ideas

by Chandrabhan Prasad

 

The decision was deliberate. I wore a starched kurta churidar pajama because it had given me a distinct identity. Plus, with the "end caste" discrimination badge in place at the second button, anxious mediapersons could easily approach me to learn about India's caste system. The party had just begun.

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