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Critiquing GC Spivak’s ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’

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  Chanchal Kumar Anybody who has tried reading ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ will accede to the fact that it is a text rooted in the academic discourse. Perhaps that’s the reason why the ideas propounded therein are still considered to be unchallenged, or at least impossible to ignore. I am undertaking the task to bust …


Corona Virus, Science and Buddha

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Harishchandra Sukhdeve The world is at a standstill for almost more than three months now. And, nobody knows when the wheels of the economy will start turning again. Unprecedented. It had never happened before: all continents being shut down for human movement. Human beings are in self imposed cages to save themselves from the tiny …


The Cross Thread Virus

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  Sylvia Karpagam Subramanya Sankara Sastry had been living in Boston for the last seven years with his eldest son, a neurologist who had a roaring practice. He had been living there with some degree of discomfort but since the last week his discomfort had multiplied thanks to a painful lump under his left nipple. …


In Defense of Dr. Devyani Khobragade

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  Shraddha On this forum, we raise various issues related to women from marginalized communities, and we routinely tackle the dominant stereotypes of women from marginalized communities. In the present controversy we are conscious of this very process of “stereotype-breaking” by the women from marginalized communities being turned on them. We can see how the …