Competition Entry #3 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   Freedom to Dream: India at 70 By Debdutta Saha, 35 years, Hyderabad   ‘Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing’- Arundhati Roy That world is almost here today… Much has been said and… Read more »

Competition Entry #2 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   Freedom to Dream: India at 70 By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, 19 years, Hyderabad   Change is the only constant in the histories of our countries. In the past seventy years of Independence, India has seen its share of change – sometimes gradual, but often sudden and too… Read more »

Competition Entry #1 | Freedom to Dream: India at 70

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogging Competition Shortlisted Entry   The Flight of the Golden Bird By Arjun Bhatia, 25 years, New Delhi   Torn between saffron and green Crimson drops staining each side Beaten and wounded but resolute At the stroke of midnight, a bird Stepped from her cage with pride A common dream: to… Read more »

The Polarisation of Right and Left in Global Politics

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Part 1: the UK and USA   By Kaushambi Bagchi, Official Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   In a political context, ‘polarisation’ refers to the situation where parties take positions to the extreme of their founding ideologies, and the political centre-ground is wiped out. Recent years have seen increasing polarization both within and between the far-left… Read more »

Prisons of Mind: Class, Gender and Race

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By Sonalika Arora, Official Jaipur Literature Festival Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Men are not the prisoners of their fate, but only of their own minds.” Our minds shape our perception of the world. We may view it as one big family, or divide it into oppressive categories of race, class, and gender. Either way,… Read more »