The moral economy of the Indian Left: The JNU crisis and the ‘progressive Indians’! — Cafe Dissensus Everyday

By Idrees Kanth But do the Indian progressives even ever acknowledge that their social location, their class position, their family genealogy, their vast networks, etc. play an important role in making it all possible? The very question I was trying to ask in the essay!

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How far can we sink? – Donald Trump and the vortex of rage — The religious imagineer

We must love one another or die. — W. H. Auden, “September 1, 1939” In the early 1930s, about a hundred communists crashed a Nazi meeting in Bremen, Germany, determined to break it up. One of them, Richard Krebs, rose to interrupt a speech by Herman Göring, head of the notorious SA stormtroopers, a paramilitary group […]

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Keeping the faith in a time of terror — The religious imagineer

Keep your mind in hell, and despair not. — Staretz Silouan[i] Ah, children, ah, dear friends, do not be afraid of life! — Fyodor Dostoevsky[ii] How do we sing the Lord’s song in the shadow of terror? In solidarity with all the victims of Brussels and the whole human family this week, I protest, I […]

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The incorruptible corpse of a murderer —

A church in the small village of Kampehl in Brandenburg, Germany displays the mummified remains of a knight who died in the early 18th century. It’s not unusual for European churches to show the bodies and body parts of saints and martyrs, especially those bodies that seem to have escaped decomposition through divine intervention. What’s […]

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The human bone chandelier and other creepy decorations of the Cabaret of Death —

Patrons from far and wide came to sip drinks with names like Cholera and Arsenic while sitting at a coffin under a real human bone chandelier in the Cabaret of Death, a peculiar Parisian watering hole that opened in the early 1890’s. The Cabaret of Death was in the eccentric Montmartre neighborhood near the divine […]

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