जिंदगी की जुस्तजू में प्रेम का दीप ‘कोशिश’

सक्रिय समाज के बीच हरि-आरती जैसे लोग अजनबी महसूस करते होंगे. हरि समान लोगों के लिए सामान्य जिंदगी गुजर करना बड़ा मुश्किल है. कोशिश अपनी राह में उन सभी चुनौतियों का डटकर सामना करती नजर आती है. संजय लीला भंसाली की ‘खामोशी’ के लिए रेफेरेन्स प्वाइंट यही फिल्म रही होगी. कोशिश का उद्देश्य अक्षम लोगों की दिक्कतों को दिखाना-भर नहीं था, बल्कि हरि -आरती के उदाहरण के जरिए हिम्मत-हौसले व प्रेम की विजय को दिखाना था.

बर्नी सांडर्स के नाम एक पत्र

आपने हिलेरी क्लिंटन की राजनीति पर भी खूब बोला है। जो आपको समर्थन मिला और जो वोट मिले, वे मुख्य रूप से हिलेरी की राजनीति के खिलाफ ही मिले थे। हिलेरी उसी राजनीति की कमांडर हैं जिन्हें दुनिया ने लंबे समय से भोगा है। यह सब आप कह चुके हैं। मुझे उम्मीद थी कि आप और जेरेमी कोर्बिन मिल कर दुनिया के दर्द की मरहम पट्टी करेंगे। आपने समर्पण कर दिया है। देखना है कि कोर्बिन कब तक टिकते हैं।

GDP Growth by Higher Government Salaries?

We are now riding the tiger of a high wage enclave of government employees, who also drive consumption and hence GDP growth. It may now be difficult to get off this tiger. Its now clearly much too big to be tamed. But can we make it work a bit more for the country? How about increasing government revenues?

मराठी सिनेमा से जगतीं उम्मीदें

मुंबई फिल्म उद्योग में भी बीते सालों में प्रयोगधर्मिता का सिलसिला शुरू हुआ है तथा दक्षिण से भी कुछ उम्दा फिल्में आई हैं, पर उनका मुख्य स्वर अब भी मुनाफे और सतही मनोरंजन को ही संबोधित है. इन इलाकों में फिल्मों से जुड़े लोग मराठी से सीख रहे हैं और उन्हें सीखना भी चाहिए. इतिहास में ऐसे अवसर बार-बार नहीं आते हैं, जब कलात्मक निराशा के दौर में उम्मीद की बिजलियां लगातार चमकती हों.

The crisis in the global economy

The crisis in the global economy is a subject that engages many and affects most of mankind. Like all such issues we find little clarity but a lot of fire and brimstone. Few have tried to seek feasible solutions. Even fewer are qualified, experienced and with a usefully cosmic view of the world we live in to write about it. Fortunately we still have people like Mervyn King. King was the Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, a tumultuous period that saw the world economy expand at a record pace and then arrive at the precipice in 2008. We are still seeking to find new pathways to get over it. And clearly we are struggling.

Praatohkrityo

“Praatohkrityo” is a dance-theatre production that originates from the urban rituals lying beneath the surface of everyday life. The pre-designed structure of repeated actions, movements, behaviour, feelings, pushes us to look for newer signs, codes, and movements. These codes of movement have been determined by different overlapping systems of oppression such as patriarchy, fundamentalism, the State etc. It takes cue from urban ritual because our movements essentially emerge from life we live and that is our point of departure of this dance theatre. The work raises questions regarding the perfect body type expected of a dancer and dance belonging only to traditionally schooled dancers.

Tales of A Continuing Carnage

Look at the officers and that Kodnani featured in ‘Gujarat Files’. No one is sorry for his or her role. All are playing victim card. That is chilling. The overarching personality terror of two top guys, then and now, is terrifying in those pages. The fear and submission at large, after Gujarat, now all over, is becoming a normal. India is becoming Gujarat of the post-2002 years. Rana Ayyub’s book is a profound indicator of that. Not the content of the book, but its publication story. The content is important for its evidential value. All is known for too long.

What the Killing of Harambe the Gorilla Reveals About Our Culture of Fear

From the videos, it is as transparent as a clear day in the Nevada desert that Harambe sought to protect the boy. The spectators however, rather than remaining calm and seeking a rational solution, probably started screaming ‘Oh my God’ as if that would help. People of greatness are measured in times of emergency and my estimate is that the people’s panic exacerbated the situation.

GDP: Growth or Fudge?

Higher growth rates will happen, but for that the government must do the right things first. That will come by making investments in human capital and in productive job creation. Since capital is always the constraint, it must be judiciously used. Fudging data will only create an interim illusion of well-being. Since reality catches up sooner or later, it is better to grapple with it now and rely on the illusion in 2019.

‘The leftists need Self-Corrective Measures’

Abdul Matin, a PhD Scholar of JNU, on the Left, identities, and arguing for ‘democratisation’ of democracy …

The Silent Indian National Anthem

On the occasion of India’s 61st Republic Day in 2011, this silent rendition of India’s National Anthem, interpreted through the sign language and gestures, was created by the Mudra Group.