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The tragic irony of Muslim protests

Ironic Islamic Protests

There is little point writing beyond this. Muslims protest. Whatever it is, they protest. Protests turn violent. People condemn. Then it is an insult of Islam. This rubbish cycle continues forever… Today, when news hit that a Berlin court has allowed a rightwing extremist organization to use cartoons of Mohammed during their protest; I remembered …

An open letter to Anonymous – Operation India

Photo from protest group at Jaipur

Dear Anonymous, Congratulations on your first successful protests in India, and what a way to begin – a dozen cities at the same time! June 9 happened and Internet Freedom Activists protested in several cities of India.Astonishingly, the call sent out by Anonymous India survived the considerable propaganda machine and made it to the real …

That Silent March

Marching silently

Silent Marches are mushrooming everywhere. Quiet, apologetic, they don’t want to inconvenience you, they will not cause anyone any trouble, they only want to quietly say their thing and dissolve away. Maybe something will happen, maybe not. Then when another tragedy strikes, they will march again. This epidemic of silent marches in a way denotes …

Colonialism-in-the-Mind by Gouranga Chattopadhyay – Part 6

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 || Part 6 || Part 7 There are other kinds of evidence too of the colonial hangover in various aspects of life in India. One of those is some kind of a belief about a ‘Centre-State relationship’ that has not been consciously articulated, and therefore some of its deeper implications remain …