Back hopefully more consistently
I resume blogging not with something original but two links to articles about current issues by prominent writers. First the unnecassary violence in Mumbai by Raj, Pratap Bahnu Mehta is bang on in this opinion piece in the Indian Express, read the full thing, he is bang on when he says
"The crisis in Maharashtra cannot be handled by making diversity a bedrock value. Rather the bedrock value of our society ought to be freedom: the freedom to call any place in the country home, the freedom to alter culture, the freedom subject to practical constraints, to speak any language, the freedom to break out of the fetter of compulsory identities. Out of this freedom new diversities and cultural forms will emerge. But at the moment the discourse on diversity fails in significant ways: it is too compatible with the imposition and preservation of compulsory identities, and too compatible with the idea that each Indian has his appropriate place whether by virtue of geography or kinship. Tocqueville once defined democracy as being a society to the effect that where you are going matters more than where you came from. In this sense identity talk of the kind we are seeing in Maharashtra and the responses to it are deeply anti-democratic".
Second is an oped piece in WSJ by Flemming Rose , wonderfully put.
Plan to write some original stuff soon:)