09. 03. 2013
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“Binadi, You Are Sleeping With The Light On?”

Bina Das During our stay in the Presidency jail, we used to organize functions and theatrical shows. This time there were fewer restrictions. The jail authorities helped us in setting up the stage,...

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02. 02. 2013
Everybody say Ye-Ye!

Everybody say Ye-Ye!

Michael E. Veal A humid weekend night in the early 1990s. The scene: outside the Afrika Shrine nightclub in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, home base of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and his...

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09. 01. 2013
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Force and Adoration: Ambedkar’s Maitri

Aishwary Kumar In his final work The Buddha and His Dhamma, Bhimrao Ambedkar returns frequently to the concept of maitri, which he most often renders, for the first time in his essay on...

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02. 12. 2012
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The Politics of Shaming

 Manash Bhattacharjee As the 5th annual gay parade in Delhi walked the streets with colourful pride on 25th November, 2012, I remembered the outrageously disturbing story two years back, which shook every gender...

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18. 11. 2012
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To the Assembly of the Common Peasantry

Thomas Müntzer (spring 1525) On False And Unlimited Power, Which One Is Not Obliged To Obey.               All the popes, emperors, kings, etc. who puff themselves up in...

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30. 10. 2012
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Marx & the Non-West (including Ireland)

Spencer A. Leonard with Kevin Anderson Last summer, Spencer A. Leonard interviewed Kevin Anderson, author of Lenin, Hegel, and Western Marxism(1995) and Marx at the Margins (2010). The interview was broadcast on August 2, 2011 on...

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10. 10. 2012
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Professor Morrie and Revolutionary Literature

Ashim 'Kaka' Chatterjee Tuesdays with Morrie disturbed me. This book disturbed me a lot. The story of Professor Morrie Schwartz is distinctive. There is not much of action here. Not too much description...

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02. 10. 2012
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Political Iconography & the Female Political Leader: The Case of Indira Gandhi, Some Initial Questions

   Trina Nileena Banerjee     ‘The coming generation will feel extremely proud of the name of Indira Gandhi. They will worship her as the personification of Sita, Lakshmi and Durga. Long live...

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15. 09. 2012
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Two Walls : Art & Land

“One Project. Two Sites.” Curator Josef Ng warned viewers at the start that Lin Yilin’s project, carried out in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, presents two utterly different sides of itself. And in the...

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13. 09. 2012
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No More A Barrier Than A Couple of Beers Between Us

    We are Invincible. We Cannot,  We do not Deserve to Lose  [La Jornada 2/7] February 2, 1994     To Mr. Gaspar Morquecho Escamilla, Tiempo newspaper, San Cristóbal de las Casas:...

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05. 08. 2012
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Justice in a Landscape of Trees

Rajarshi Dasgupta Homeward Bound How does a call for justice appear? When is such a call thought justified? Standing at the crossroads of 1947, as colonial rule came to end in south Asia,...

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13. 07. 2012
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Laziness & Work: An Interview with Pierre Saint-Amand

Sina Najafi and Pierre Saint-Amand Jean-Siméon Chardin, Auguste-Gabriel Godefroy Watching a Top Spin, 1738. The roots of our contemporary obsession with work and productivity are usually traced to the eighteenth century, when the new...

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21. 06. 2012
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Civil War in Jefferson Country: Lessons from the University of Virginia

Brinda Bose A rain-drizzled, splendidly-verdant, sleepily-calm campus it was, just about a month ago, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA – so much so that many of its residents would often...

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14. 06. 2012
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A Song Sung True

Gopal Gandhi   Her name responds with images. Of her. O.P. Sharma has a lovely photograph of her. A ‘late’ Kamaladevi, picture-daters would say. She is seated at a table, her hands stretched across...

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