We shall fight on beaches to loot others

Spoilers ahead for Dunkirk... A nationalist review and comment about Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and ambiguous imperialist ideology of Churchill’s government. Dunkirk evacuation, France, 1940 Christopher Nolan’s thrilling depiction of the Second World War evacuation in his latest movie Dunkirk is a cinematic stroke of genius. His nonlinear narration of the evacuation episode in three chapters …

This is not an occasion to celebrate dear!!

Last night, Indian army conducted surgical strikes and destroyed few terror launch pads across LOC in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh announced this news in a statement given to media today morning in a hurriedly conducted press conference. I read this news at 11AM and left for office and when I …

Nation and Nationalism

What exactly is nationalism?? The slogan of republic factions in the ongoing American presidential elections ‘Make America great again’, last year’s referendum in the UK for Scotland’s independence, the scheduled referendum in coming months again in the UK to bid farewell to the European Union and in India, the intolerant activities and protests rising from …

Brief introduction to the dark face

In the wake of record breaking rainfall and eventual floods in Chennai, I came across several news reports and opinions blaming the Chennai Corporation, Chennai Metropolitan Development authority and successive governments over the years for poor design, construction and maintenance of drainage systems and storm water drains in Chennai. Coinciding with the Chennai’s devastating floods, …

The art of Bargaining

Indians are experts at bargaining. They usually demonstrate phenomenal skills of articulation during bargaining with shopkeepers and roadside vendors. They are very serious about this art. They are not willing to pay even a rupee more than the actual selling price and Indian housewives who are more stubborn in this regard are always in the …

Life is a process of learning and becoming fooled.

How important is studying and learning in life. What would happen if both are not done properly? Do we have to study and then learn or should we do both of them in parallel? Our teachers would say in 10th standard. You study hard for your board exams. Thats it. Your life is settled. 10th …