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Sorrow and Triumph of Pegnitz at Nuremberg

It's a short personal account of the river Pegnitz in Franconia of the state of Bavaria, Germany, flowing through the city of Nuremberg. "I have witnessed a...

Furcate State into Cities

In continuation to my last week’s deliberation, I feel that I should be quite clear about my intent. Why not? People today...

Taxation – Beyond Growth and Welfare

State imposes tax. The imposition is systemic. The earnings of capable individuals go to the State’s coffer. In democracies like India, the...

Swiftness of Invasion

“It was the swiftness,” the cab driver remarked when we were engaged in a discussion on the Vikings and their dominance starting from late...

In Conflict with Ourselves – in the Kingdom of Intolerance

The US president Barack Obama speaks of the growing incidents of religious intolerance in India. He has done it in India during...

A New Normal in Public Discourses

I was listening to an activist of the UK's far right party. I was surprised by her indifference to some gentle interventions during the debate,...

It’s My Alaka: A River That Is Dead Now

When I see the river Alaka these days, I get a testimony that each one has an end. The river, an integral...

Digital Age and Digital India

It’s always surprisingly refreshing to speak to a stranger. Pleasant or unpleasant – I cannot assure though. But when it’s pleasant while...

Human’s Foray into the Space – Hurdles to Overcome

The space is an arcane wonder. The phenomenon of levitation defying gravity beyond a hundred miles above and the extreme cases of...

Sustainability and Security

When we scan news reports and global diplomatic activities, two things seem to have overwhelmed our priorities, as it appears. With increasing population with...

Selected Articles

Annual Reviews

2017 – A Year of Regressive Continuity

The year sneaked in when the world was confronted with many difficult questions about citizenship and national orthodoxy in the face of rapid globalization,...