Stories from Prakash Belawadi
Ends and means
Official day, calendar are marked by date, times fixed by astrologers who have confidence of paranoid people in power.
Accounts of peace and terror
The terror index quantifies human intent, action and agony, but the study of terrorism is a useful way to tackle it.
Your mines and ours
As in India, exploitation of mineral resources in Pakistan is complicated, out of control via ownership, policy issue.
Indian political heirs
Political class has gradually turned into virtual caste, most privileged & only challenged by their siblings, near kin
How to build cities?
Celebrated only a decade ago as India’s city of the future, Bangalore is now sinking under heaps of garbage.
Violence as performance
Does the presence of a TV camera or the promise of wide exposure in itself stimulate the performance of violent acts?
Lost in renaming
The civilising project, such as renaming landmarks like Shadman Chowk, often erases much more than it builds.
A private agenda
I think that the Right to Information Act...enable(s) us to fulfil to a considerable degree, Bapu’s dream...
Caste and capital
Caste is losing its grip over dalits because India is industrialising, urbanising and modernising.
India’s dirty ways
Jairam Ramesh, speaks for a nation of Gandhian imagination when he says that India needs more toilets than temples.