The Politics of Statues: Will we have a Ram Statue after The Statue of Unity?

Constructing statues seems to be the contemporary way of displaying power. With the Modi led government inaugurating the 182-meter long Statue of Unity, the world’s largest statue, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared a statue of Ram to be built in Ayodhya. This, he said, will be larger than the Statue of Unity. …

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Let’s hook-up because who has got time to love

Swipe right, Swipe left and it’s that simple hooking up or making out with the applications like Tinder, Grindr and other similar websites. Love at first sight, meetings in secret, stolen kisses, and butterflies in our stomachs are probably old school thoughts now as we transcended barriers together, both physically and emotionally. In these busy lives, …

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Ai Weiwei, the man who tethered despotism into pieces through art

Press freedom in society perhaps received its most uncompromising criticism in the hands of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Fortunately or unfortunately, the narrative has not yet lost into the oblivion and is still pertinent to our contemporary society where state-controlled media is actively used to spread propaganda and to spoon feed ideologies. A 61-year-old Chinese …

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