Category Archives: Arab Spring-Libya

Lost Generation

An engineer friend lamented

“There is nothing you can hope from people who have become stunned by the continuous war.

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Tally

Meeting persons of different professions around our (Indian) Republic day gave us a broader idea of the situation. Once the work is over, they will send him back, one insider told of the missing Indian maintenance person in Sirte. We had a re-look at James Joyce’s story-Grace. The accountants on the ground quietly keep tallying the records, as some day there will be accountability. Continue reading

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Year End Diary-2013-Visibility

The world is profane and sacred. It must be swallowed whole. There is always more to be known about it than you can ever know. Margaret Atwood in her introduction to Alice Munro’s Best: Selected Stories Alice Munro-Nobel Literature Winner-2013 … Continue reading

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Why read Fanon?

As we drove back from the Indian independence celebrations at India-House in Tripoli, in which our ambassador told of the challenges of every transition phase Dr.Singh asked me in an impatient tone- “Doctor sahib! Why are you going to Frantz … Continue reading

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On our Independence day-Part 1

On the occasion of the independence of India-Pakistan, our reading group went through some works of Indian novelists who conveyed some of the historical realities which could not be conveyed in official histories. BACKGROUND One session started with Edward Said’s … Continue reading

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Examining Belief and Interest-2 years since Feb 17 revolution

One person with belief is equal to 99 with interest. John Stuart Mill What are the public health issues in Libya today? In a population with many war-wounded and suffering families coping up, this formed backdrop of our discussions this … Continue reading

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Negro Journeys

How does the African Negro relate to the American Negro? This theme has been discussed in essays of James Baldwin and continues to be an interesting theme especially in the context of the February 17 revolution in Libya. See blog … Continue reading

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