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December 4, 2015

Tarānah-e-Hind: Mother India’s tears

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By Ibrahim Chaudhary The incumbent BJP led government has been in power since 2014. Narendra Modi, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, spoke prolifically during the election campaign addressing more than 150 rallies repeatedly assuring the electorate that under a BJP led government ‘Good days are coming’. However since his election Modi has categorically failed to deliver on a number of his key pledges and has passively presided over an increasingly…

Surveillé, Sécurité, Inégalité!

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By Sam Earle Writing in 1928, Andre Breton expressed a fantasy to live in a glass house, ‘where you can always see who comes to call, where everything hanging from the ceiling and on the walls stays where it is as if by magic, where I sleep nights in a glass bed, under glass sheets.’ The idea of total transparency, of a world without privacy, will horrify many. But surely…