All posts by Ruchira

In Support Of The Harvard Students’ Walkout On EC 10.
November 4, 2011, 11 Comments

Yesterday, several students of EC 10, an undergraduate Economics course taught at Harvard University by the famous econo ...

Understanding Mamata
May 22, 2011, 10 Comments

This post puts forth a view that most readers of this blog will not approve of. It is an understanding of what I call th ...

Two Scary Isms
February 16, 2011, 2 Comments

What makes fascism so interesting is the very saleability of its ideology. It is, by nature, exclusivist and yet, it is ...

We don’t need no Unique I.D
December 19, 2010, 23 Comments

Nandan Nilekani’s Unique Identification Scheme bothers me. Isn’t it interesting how modernity has meant the use of ...

October 26, 2010, 4 Comments

Five years ago, Muruganandam of Pappanaickenpalayam noticed his wife going to the bathroom with a piece of cloth. When h ...

Reactions To The Verdict
October 16, 2010, 1 Comment

Writers of this blog have analysed the Ayodhya verdict admirably. Arghya has analysed the verdict in the language of law ...

The Politics of Depoliticisation in Post Reform India
September 27, 2010, 4 Comments

An appeal to students and intellectuals to take political stands instead of proudly claiming to be 'apolitical'.

Not So Meritorious
August 17, 2010, 6 Comments

Prof Prabhat Patnaik tells us this story, adding a disclaimer that he’s only heard it second hand from Joan Robinson. ...