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Gandhian fast as emotional blackmail

In the current battle between the growing populism of the fasting Anna Hazare and the Government of India, I’m finding myself taking a standpoint I never thought I would.  For what could well be the first time in many many years, I’m finding myself siding with the government on this one.
Even a jaded cynic like [...]

Marching to say enough is enough

Story Chhavi Sachdev in Mumbai
Photo by Kainaz Amaria
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi marched to fight the salt tax imposed by the British colonists back in March of 1930. This weekend, a group of people, almost all of whom were born and raised in independent, democratic India, marched to tell the Indian government they’ve had enough.
Dubbed the [...]