Counter Currents

2020 Jul 11 - 3:16pm
A mob of over 100 religious fanatics attacked a Church at 3pm on the 4th of July 2020 in a village at Dasmada in Azamgarh, a district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The mob broke into the house that belongs to Senior Pastor Sunita Mourya and beat up the church members that were present there, vandalizing the entire[Read More...] The post Mob Physically Assaults And Forces Christians To Worship Idol In Uttar Pradesh appeared first on...
Tags: Human Rights, Christian persecution in India
2020 Jul 11 - 2:51pm
It is strange that suddenly a large part of public opinion is speaking of ‘rule of law’ after the killing of terrorist Vikas Dubey. Of course, for many, he was not a terrorist but a petty criminal but then anyone who spread terror, kills innocent people whether with political patronage or without it is a terrorist. However, what is disturbing[Read More...] The post Vikas Dubey Encounter Killing: Time For Serious Action On Police...
Tags: India, BhopalEncounter, Encounter Killings, Malakangiri Encounter, Malkangiri Encounter Killings, Vikas Dubey
2020 Jul 11 - 2:16pm
Kenneth E Boulding, an English-American economist and an interdisciplinary philosopher once said;  “Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” Further, he added, “unfortunately, we all are economists.” Boulding made this statement in 70’s. Sad to say that, we still adhere to the illusion implied by Boulding for[Read More...] The post The Bell is tolling; Are you listening,...
Tags: Counter Solutions, Steady State Economy
2020 Jul 11 - 2:08pm
When the caustic Evelyn Waugh visited the majestic sixth century creation of Emperor Justinian, one subsequently enlarged, enriched and encrusted by various rulers, he felt underwhelmed.  “‘Agia’ will always win the day for one,” he wrote of Istanbul’s holiest of holies, Hagia Sophia, in 1930. “A more recondite snobbism is to say ‘Aya Sofia’, but except in a very sophisticated[Read More...] The post Mosques, Museums and Politics: The Fate of...
Tags: World, Hagia Sophia
2020 Jul 11 - 2:01pm
In ways more than one, Quarter Number 4/11, a documentary about demolitions and displacements and resultant miseries to a defenseless but defiant working class family, is reminiscent of Anand Patwardhan’s epic Hamara Shahar, made a quarter century earlier. “Quarter Number 4/11 is a ground-zero perspective of urban real estate development, narrated through the plight of ex-factory worker Shambhu Prasad Singh,[Read More...] The post Death In The...
Tags: Arts/Literature, Documentary FIlms, Film Review
2020 Jul 11 - 1:50pm
Co-Written by Dag-Erik Berg and Torjus Midtgarden The scholarship of Bhimrao Ambedkar (1891-1956) has become visible during the last couple of years, but the discussion of his conceptual contribution and his relevance to contemporary political theory appears underdeveloped. Ambedkar was a scholar on caste, democracy and law; and he has been celebrated as the chairperson of the drafting committee of[Read More...] The post Ambedkar’s radical...
Tags: Annihilate Caste, Ambedkar, Dr Ambedkar
2020 Jul 11 - 1:29pm
Of late, I am coming across on the strange discussion on “ Dalit Patriarchy “ . I see a lot of confusion around this concept and this write up tries to delve deeper into the validity, rationality and viability of the concept on the established principles of creating an ideology. Feminism is considered as- “ the advocacy of women’s rights on[Read More...] The post Ideological logic around the validity of “Dalit Patriarchy “ appeared first...
2020 Jul 10 - 9:36pm
Egyptian actor Omar Sharif poses for a photograph in 2009. Photo: Reuters. He passed away on July 10, 2015 Egyptian born debonair actor Omar Sharif’s passing on July 10th marks the end of an era. After hearing the sad news, I immediately sent a text to my best friend Maryam (a diehard fan of Omar Sharif). She immediately texted me[Read More...] The post A Love Story in a Turbulent Time appeared first on Countercurrents.
Tags: Life/Philosophy, Film Review, Omar Sharif
2020 Jul 10 - 9:11pm
According to statistics from the World Health Organisation, the number of coronavirus cases being reported worldwide remains significant.  For example, in the 24-hours between 9th and 10th July, over 200,000 new cases and 5,575 deaths were reported globally with the highest occurrences in the US, Brazil and India, followed closely by large swathes of Asia, the Middle East and South[Read More...] The post It’s the economy, stupid! Or is it the...
Tags: Counter Solutions
2020 Jul 10 - 8:59pm
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within a Native American reservation. The court ruling will have major consequences for both past and future criminal and civil cases in the U.S. The U.S. court’s ruling hinged on the question of whether the Creek reservation continued to exist after Oklahoma, one of the[Read More...] The post About half of Oklahoma is Native American land, rules U.S. Supreme...
Tags: World, Indigenous americans, Indigenous People, Oklahoma Court Ruling
2020 May 23 - 2:53pm
Every year before we think of celebrating EID in Kashmir, anything devastating happens that dashes out the hopes of everybody and all are put to mourn the deaths & destruction of our fellow Kashmiris   Burhan wani, Shujaat Bukhari, abrogation of Article 370 & 35A, domicile act and now Junaid Sehrai to mention few are some of the very devastating[Read More...] Related Articles: Neoliberal Totalitarianism And The Social Contract...
Tags: India, Kashmir
2020 May 23 - 2:08pm
What does it mean to be a dissident? At its simplest, it means to critically engage with and seek to change the material and the ideological structures of the society in which you find yourself, whether local, national, regional, or global. It means the ability to say “no” to those in power, even if the immediate opportunities for real change[Read More...] Related Articles: The Facets Of Australian Fascism: The Abbott Government Experience...
Tags: Life/Philosophy, dissident, rebel