Being a Minority in Cambridge

We had a great discussion and a good turnout for the CAMbFIRE discussion-event on ‘Being a Minority in Cambridge’. We had a couple of double-minority students as guest speakers to give us perspective on intersectionality and the interplay of identities in the University space. It was pleasure moderating the event. The statement from the event […]

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‘Ghar Vapsi’

Having been detached from the Indian political scene lately, I got to know about the ‘Ghar Vapsi’ drive of certain fringe ‘Sangh Parivar’ groups recently. Unequivocally I’d say that it is a sad development and more so for anyone who believes in the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita or has an inkling of belief in the […]

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Political Rapid-Chess

Niccolo Machiavelli once said, “Politics have no relation to morals”. Quite a few of the political pundits in India would have vouched for this Machiavellian line of thought vociferously before December 2013, that is. Since the times of the JP movement, politicians have never tried to be as transparent in their activities and have never tried clambering over […]

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Of Balkan Woes And Vote-Banks: The Great Telangana Debate

The world may remember the Ottomans for their glorious reign and the thriving cultural as well as economic state of their kingdom, but the one aspect related to the Ottomans that contemporary society has set as a precedent for recent geopolitical developments is the Balkanization of former Ottoman territories… To read the complete article, visit:

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