Monthly Archives: March 2014

Backward in Muzaffarnagar

A visit to the heart of the recent communal conflict in Muzaffarnagar confirmed two truths – that the rural, peasant Jat is polarized along religious lines; and that he is rudderless on how to progress in the 21st Century. The … Continue reading

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Welcome, Summer

  Today was Holi, the festival of colors. I noticed, driving through empty Gurgaon roads to Aman Bagh, the (surprising?) commonality between wealthy Gurgaon condominium residents and rough hewn Gujjar peasants  – loads of alcohol, bhang, pot; and loud, sense … Continue reading

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