Vidyut

Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.

In search of a bamboo stick: Missing items and people 1

In search of a bamboo stick: Missing items and people

It started when I broke my clothes drying stick. You know the one I mean, the thin bamboo cane that traditionally stood behind a door, unobtrusive, till we needed the superpower to extend the reach of our hands by a good 5-6 feet. Well, this was several years ago. It wasn’t broken beyond use, but …

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Ladakh and India-China disputed territory

144 Veterans of the Armed forces sign a Statement on China addressed to President, Prime Minister

A group of concerned Armed Forces Veterans have signed a “Statement on China” addressed to the President of India, Prime Minister of India, Defence Minister, Chief of Defence Staff and the Chiefs of the Army, Navy & Air Force. It was sent by email to the addressees on July 2, 2020. The Statement is attached …

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A world in which empathy is evaporating - Be the change series 2

A world in which empathy is evaporating – Be the change series

It cannot be doubted that it is a world of increasing intolerance. The space for diversity is decreasing everywhere, though the most obvious aspects are those with implications on human rights of large segments of populations and have a political context. This is convenient, because if someone else – say the political system or the …

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My experience being the codependent of a covert cerebral narcissist – the patterns 3

My experience being the codependent of a covert cerebral narcissist – the patterns

This post is about repeated and deliberate abusive behaviour I experienced from Raghuram S Godavarthi aka Raghu aka godavar. I once more want to clarify that the “covert cerebral narcissist” is a descriptor that fits closest to what I experienced over the years and not a clinical diagnosis. This post has been edited and updated …

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My experience being the codependent of a covert cerebral narcissist - the story 4

My experience being the codependent of a covert cerebral narcissist – the story

Note: The “covert cerebral narcissist” is not a clinical diagnosis, but the best descriptor I found over the years for the behavior I was subjected to. A follow up post will explain recurring patterns and parts marked as * in this post. This post has now been edited to remove relatively irrelevant details and for …

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Questions raised by the ABVP attack on JNU students and staff 5

Questions raised by the ABVP attack on JNU students and staff

Well, not really questions, because the answers are an open secret, but while the BJP ministers pretend to be shocked and the Delhi Police pretend to be doing their jobs, we must pretend to ask, I suppose. How did the attackers get on the campus with weapons? Multiple people confirm, that entry into JNU, like …

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The la ilaha illallah controversy and secular dissent in India 6

The la ilaha illallah controversy and secular dissent in India

It is important to recognize that as dissent, as people insisting on secularism and democracy, we have consistently failed in India. Many people are speaking of these protests as “secular” protests, and in appropriating them as such, seeking to dictate their voice. The reality is that the people who are protesting in any massive numbers, …

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