Rampal and the seductive power of feel good development

October 13, 2013
Maha Mirza
Rampal and the seductive power of feel good development

The baffling array of events around the Rampal power plant project and its ‘Bheramara’ inauguration has lately exposed our incredible bigotry
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Nukes in town: Be prepared for all hell to break loose

December 22, 2011
Maha Mirza
Nukes in town: Be prepared for all hell to break loose

*The government of Bangladesh has promised us a safe and risk-free nuke in our backyard. *The Ruppoor nuclear power plant is designed to add a minimum of 1000 MW electricity to the national grid. *It will be strong enough to handle a 10 Richter scale earthquake.
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The democracy of “who is a better Marxist in Bengal”

May 24, 2011
Maha Mirza
The democracy of “who is a better Marxist in Bengal”

Hindustan Times has given full ‘Marx’ to Mamata, for finally being able to kick out the Marxist zombies, and for putting an end to the 34 years of stagnation of Left rule. The Economist has branded the ‘comrades’ as the “vanishing communists of India”. The overtly keen ones have simply called it the “final...
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The rebellious women of our times

March 7, 2011
Maha Mirza
The rebellious women of our times

“Africa is poor because its investors and its creditors are unspeakably rich”– Once commented by Naomi Klein, a Canadian journalist, who had depicted so blatantly the routine conspiracy and the day-to-day hypocrisy of global economics.
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Everybody loves foreign currency; so brothers, hang in there!

March 2, 2011
Maha Mirza
Everybody loves foreign currency; so brothers, hang in there!

My dear brothers, who are stranded at the Libyan border, starving and freezing, hovering in uncertainty, we do understand your situation. It must be hard out there, particularly, not knowing what is coming next.
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The ‘economy’ of billboards

October 28, 2010
Maha Mirza
The ‘economy’ of billboards

The voluptuous women and their cleavages, the mesmerising products and their melodramatic messages, the skilful visuals and its dazzling delusion divert dangerously our dreams, desires, and destinies swallowing up the vacuum of our otherwise fatigued minds. In whichever direction we glance at, those enormous billboards and their luminous logos, create an impression of a...
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