Playing with the Same Card

License: CC BY 4.0 DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33802.34247 The video-collage is a scathing audiovisual critique of the existing political parties in India. It highlights the fact that all the national parties in India behave in the same manner when it comes to religion. For garnering votes (in other words, for enriching the vote-bank), the religious or communal cardContinue reading “Playing with the Same Card”

VIOLENCE AND POLITICS: A DIALOGUE WITH SUJATA BHADRA

Posted on 10/09/2022 A dialogue between Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay and Sujata Bhadra on the questions of NOTA, Right to Recall, political violence, proportional representation, partyless democracy and several other issues within the Indian political area. This discussion in Bangla, as part of the Sunday Indian Show, Kolkata TV in 2009, mainly emphasizes on the doctrines ofContinue reading “VIOLENCE AND POLITICS: A DIALOGUE WITH SUJATA BHADRA”

Plutocracy Much? Tracing the contemporary crony capitalist regime in India: A CASE-STUDY OF THE DHFL SCAM

Akhar Bandyopadhyay Posted on 06/09/2022 i.                   Where does India stand today: the broader perspective The year’s 2022. The world as it stands today faces a plethora of conflicts, feuds and other such similar dissociating, disintegrating processes. On the one hand, the Russian aggression on Ukraine coupled with NATO’s determinedly neo-imperialistic role is taking its full tollContinue reading “Plutocracy Much? Tracing the contemporary crony capitalist regime in India: A CASE-STUDY OF THE DHFL SCAM”

Do you have faith in the Contemporary Indian Judiciary?

Posted on 02/09/2022 Dedicated To   Late Justice Brijgopal Harkishan Loya (1966-2014) “Loya’s family, who questioned the circumstances surrounding his death and said that the judge had been offered Rs 100 crore ⤡ to give an order favourable to the prime accused, BJP president Amit Shah. The judge passed away on December 1, 2014 after a heart attack while in Nagpur toContinue reading “Do you have faith in the Contemporary Indian Judiciary?”

THE GRAND FUNERAL FEAST OF THE “HINDUS”: URGING FOR THE UNIFORM CIVIL CODES

Posted on 17th August, 2022 License: CC BY 4.0 DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18943.69286 Abstract This paper-letter, rather a mock-letter to the President of India, aims to sarcastically subvert the ideological standpoint of the militant Hindutva mindset regarding the post-death rituals cum grand feast of the Hindus. The authors of this paper-letter have deployed deconstructive methodology and Brechtian theatricalContinue reading “THE GRAND FUNERAL FEAST OF THE “HINDUS”: URGING FOR THE UNIFORM CIVIL CODES”

রাকৃমির কুমারী পুজো, আমার বৈধ বৌ আর টাকা-মাটিঃ গভীরতর অসুখ এখন…

Posted on 12/08/2022 License: CC BY 4.0 DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12354.04809/1 Abstract The paper is on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Mission’s celebration of virgin worship. This particular event is also linked with money-laundering. The ambivalent nature of Hindu high-caste Male is revealed here with reference to ‘kumari puja’, where the mission’s ascetics are worshiping a goddess incarnated inContinue reading “রাকৃমির কুমারী পুজো, আমার বৈধ বৌ আর টাকা-মাটিঃ গভীরতর অসুখ এখন…”

The End of Dialogue

Posted on 2nd August, 2022 Updated on 15th August, 2022 License: CC BY 4.0 DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24789.50407 ABSTRACT India is in a situation where dialogue is silenced by the autocratic governmentality. In this video collage, three consecutive situations are projected to show that all the three different political parties are acting in the same way– halting theContinue reading “The End of Dialogue”

The imagiNATION of an irredentist Akhaṇḍa Hindustāna (अखण्ड हिन्दुस्तान)

Posted on 28th July, 2022 License: CC BY 4.0 DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30238.82244 ABSTRACT This paper-letter aims to sarcastically subvert the ideological standpoint of the Sangh Parivar by revealing the inherent inconsistencies or uncontradictory contradictions in their efforts to consolidate a standardized, homogenized and pasteurized Hindu rashtra of India or Akhand Hindustan. In doing so, it explores theContinue reading “The imagiNATION of an irredentist Akhaṇḍa Hindustāna (अखण्ड हिन्दुस्तान)”

Dismantle the unholy nexus: pseudo-holy “men”, gangsters, business tycoons and the theocratic establishment

Posted on 1st June, 2022 Updated on 28th June, 2022 In the course of our long journey for revealing the scams of the DHFL⤡, we have surprisingly found that in the context of crony capitalism and Indian pluri-religious society, business tycoons are undeniably related to the shadow-economy of the fraud gurus, gangsters and the rulingContinue reading “Dismantle the unholy nexus: pseudo-holy “men”, gangsters, business tycoons and the theocratic establishment”