The Infinite Forest (Maithili Poem)

Rajkamal Chaudhary (Translation:  Rajesh K. Jha) (Rajkamal Chaudhary -born 1929, died 1967. He was one of the most significant poets of the 1960s. He was a prolific writer of short stories, novels and poetry in Maithili, Hindi and Bengali. Known for his bold and rebellious writings, he stood out from his contemporaries. His poetry is… Continue reading The Infinite Forest (Maithili Poem)

River Naf

-Rajesh K. Jha You were a couple of millennia late, In crossing the Hindukush and Himalayas Otherwise, my friend, you were welcome with the Aryans. Why did you not, my brother, join the Caravan Of Huns, Shakas, Kushanas and others When they crossed the Indus, spread in the land? Sorry you are late and we… Continue reading River Naf

Democracy as Spectacle

Exit polls and the media created hysteria around it is a spectacle that hides behind it a lot of things which needs more attention. French media theorist Guy Debord has said that modern world lives in a spectacle society. The media is its carrier and vital force. Since media and democratic processes have got so deeply enmeshed with each other, it is almost impossible to separate the two. This process of turning everything into an spectacle has dangerous consequences for both society and democracy by corrupting and distorting the meaning and understanding of democracy.
The write up analyses the flaw behind the spectacles such as exit polls and draws attention to our role as conscious, conscientious citizens of the country.