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Sadly, vilification of Sanskrit (as the language of Brahma, hence that of the high caste Brahmins!) has become Mr. C.K.Lal´s past time hobby. In the name of exposing "epistemic violence" in modern times, (see Gayatri Chakravarti Spivac), as if Sanskrit was the main culprit for the demise of the local vernaculars, Mr. Lal is unknowingly walking a slippery slope at tandem with the Maoists of Nepal, the cultural warriors of our time (who not only burned down the Sanskrit libraries and in ess [more]
  - Anonymous
CK Lal talks about the identity politics and uses Marx and Chomsky. May be some day he may even use the name of Arundhati Roy. But all these left figures from Marxist and Anarchist traditions believe in universalism. Lal on the contrary believes in ethnicity. He thinks the more social scientists he quotes the more intelligent his articles appear. The fact is that his article have lost all its juice. He talks about evil of four leaders, evilness of Brahminism, greatness of identity politics and [more]
  - Kiran Bhatta
In keeping with the factoids of this article, we can not forget that Saddam Hussein and Adolf HItler were democratically elected as well. So, being democratically elected does not grant a leader a carte blanche.

Now, with communism, I cannot agree simply because it robs the hard working person, to pay for the lazy ne´er do well. As such, it disincentivizes productivity and innovation leading to a state described in Ayn Rand´s Atlas Shrugged - and similar to what we cur [more]
  - Pankaj Upadhyay

 

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