Age of Discord: Neo-Malthusianist rhetoric of the overproduced pseudo-elites

In the year 2018, 3700 PhD and 28,000 post-graduate degree holders only in one state of India applied for grade D job that requires minimum eligibility of Class V. In another state Maharashtra, Mphil and postgraduates applied for menial jobs alongside school dropouts in 2016. On other hand, a cut-throat contest for high-end civil services…

Historical Negationism and Sanitized Image of Ashoka and Buddhism in India

Divyavandana is the earliest source from which Indian neo-Buddhists claim massive prosecution of Buddhist monks by a king identified as Pushyamitra belonging to Brahmin lineage who usurped the last Emperor of Chandragupta’s Maurya dynasty. Later exaggerated narrations of our time assert Hindus went on some kind of killing rampage that wiped out Buddhism from the…

Robert Caldwell and the dawn of a mythical victimhood

“divide et impera” typical tactics used in politics to break up a large population to many so that it will be easier for the ruling elites to manipulate and dodge possible rebellions against the power structures in the long run. It was a very potent tool for colonial imperialism and evangelism in many continents to…

So-called Opposition, Hypocrisy and Unemployment

PM Narendra Modi turned 70 last week! Surely a day to celebrate a moderate social democrat and populist strongman running the most centralized government India has seen in decades. Netizens saw him as a sensible economic reformer and bestowed an overwhelming mandate across the nation in the 2014 general election. It shifted the Overton window…

Divine Nuptials

Skanda Purana, the largest out of eight Mahapuranas, describes Lord Vishnu comes down to earth in a human form as Shri Jagannatha during Kali-Yuga. Displaying divine traits or ‘Leelas’, the Lord depicts that there is no distinction between the social and the spiritual life and the social life is nothing other than a manifestation of…