SOMETHING THERE IS THAT DOESN’T LOVE A WALL The walls to the Garden of Eden and the Great Wall of China aren’t the only famous walls, extinct or extant since humans discovered the grand projects of civilisation. Wherever there will be a wall, humans will build their own myths around it.
A NOT SO SHORT HISTORY OF FASCISM & REVOLUTION IN WORLD FOOTBALL Real Madrid’s Captain, Sergio Ramos will not go down well in history as his image follows in league with his football master Franco's. History of football is political and revolution and resistance are at the core of it. At a time when migration issues confound Europe and Spain has Catalan waiting to secede from it, it is no surprise that the history of Spain and history of Franco's club Real Madrid are intertwined.
THE WORLD IS A FRUIT SALAD While Mango, the most national of Indian fruits has a legit space in annals of fruits and has been able to lead the way for many fruits that have been branded and tagged. There are others that you will find in the market or on the roadside that have not gotten their due, and like the 'wine filled in sealed glasses’ as Ghalib called Mangoes in his masanavi titled dar sifat-e ambaah (On the Attributes of Mangoes), they too are made by the order of God.
THE MONTH OF MARCH From the days of the Roman republic that killed Ceasar on the ides of the March, to now when several republics are almost living under an age of Stalinism: a police state of paranoia, cruelty, murder, and kitsch, will the long march of democracy survive this latest assault?
Timely Reads The Month of March From the days of the Roman republic that killed Ceasar on the ides of the March, to now when several republics are almost living under an age of Stalinism: a police state of paranoia, cruelty, murder, and kitsch, will the long march of democracy survive this latest assault? With these questions in mind, we pick up two timely reads that explore different aspects of Democracy in our time. Read on, things changed once, and they might do so again.
Welcome to Kitaabchi Whatever may be your choice of medium. Whether it is m-books, e-books, a-book or simply a book, reading must go on. Here are some thoughts, quotations, citations, criticisms on life lived between the interstices of fact & fiction from the month gone by.
KITAABCHI BOOK REVIEW: FEB’18 'Considerate la vostra semenza fatti no foste a viver come bruti.' Here are some thoughts, quotations, citations, criticisms on life lived between the interstices of fact & fiction from the month gone by.