Momentary Salvation In Tea

Momentary Salvation In Tea

Daily doses of epiphany in the form of tea keep me going, especially at times of replenishing sadness. I used to love to walk, around school, then college and now in my university campus. On a walk, once, staring at happy tree lining on the roadside and listening to Bob Dylan in my head phones, I wish I could say it was “blowing in the wind” but perhaps another line of Dylan, I encountered a group of hooligans. That particular day changed everything; from how I felt about people in general to how I felt about moving around. I walked away unharmed physically but even going through the process of imagining yourself in concrete trouble can lead to everlasting mind break. Read more

From Potato Sack to Potato Mash: The Contemporary Crisis of the Third World by Eqbal Ahmad

From Potato Sack to Potato Mash: The Contemporary Crisis of the Third World by Eqbal Ahmad

A child servant rings the doorbell of his master’s house and runs away back into his servant quarter. This minute act of coercion is rather fit to be named as mischief than rebellion. Eqbal Ahmad, in his essay, From Potato Sack to Potato Mash: The Contemporary Crisis of the Third World, calls this retaliatory behavior against the benefice; a limbo, hanging between the idea of a revolution and an actual one.  Read more