“Asexuality and hypersexuality” by By Richa Kaul Padte

The stigma of hypersexuality attached to mentally disabled women and the assumed asexuality of people with physical disabilities both serve to exclude disabled people from the realm of socially accepted sexual behaviours, practices, and rights.

Notes from Election Mongers: “India: The anarchy of simple living” (Saba Naqvi)

“India: The anarchy of simple living” by Saba Naqvi (Saba Naqvi is a New Delhi based journalist who follows politics and issues of identity. She writes for Outlook magazine and is the author of In Good Faith, published in 2012.) For the first time in decades political pundits in India’s capital New Delhi are being … Continue reading

Notes from Election Mongers: “A welcome bout of anarchy in Delhi” (Tathagata Satpathy)

“A welcome bout of anarchy in Delhi” by Tathagata Satpathy (a member of Parliament affiliated to the Biju Janata Dal) Source: mintlive.com Individual freedom of human beings is truly signified by a state of complete yet considerate anarchy. In the theory of Karl Marx, the culmination of development is perceptible when the state withers away. … Continue reading

“In defence of anarchism” by Monobina Gupta

It is foolish to expect our parliamentarians to be acquainted with the radical philosophy of anarchism. Controversial yes, but anarchism — many would argue — is not a philosophy to be dismissed easily. Over the decades, anarchism has evolved into exhilarating, if sometimes reckless, political thought. Equally reviled by Marxists and Rightists, the philosophy has … Continue reading

Originally posted on travelerreport:
Gaduliya Lohar woman. Rajasthan, India. As usual, they are seated in front of their “gadi”, the chariot they use to travel as well as their house. While the man is making a pick by hammering on his anvil, his wife is rotating the bellows.  Timelessly, they repeat these gestures for hours…

Extract from “Anarchism, India” by Jesse Cohn

In the context of India and its anti-colonial struggle, the meaning of the word “anarchist” has been highly variable and contested since the turn of the twentieth century. The British colonizers then called Indian radicals – particularly rebels in Bengal, who had begun to use explosives as a means of fighting – “anarchists.” Around the … Continue reading

The UK Libertarian

Although not exactly classed as stateless, the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India is one of the most densely populated areas on earth with a population approaching one million packed into less than a single square mile! In Kevin McCloud’s new documentary he reveals the area is entirely free of taxation and regulations. Despite this, the … Continue reading

Asian Anarchists

Pankaj Mishra writes that, at the time when Woodrow Wilson was igniting the Great American Century, ‘Marxism was … being studied and debated in many Asian cities and towns’ (LRB, 21 February). In fact, Asian radicals and nationalists were studying anarchist texts at least as energetically as they did The Communist Manifesto. The Indian independence … Continue reading

From Asian Anarchism: China, Korea, Japan & India

Though India is located on the Western border of China, connection and communication between the anarchisms of both are relatively unknown since in India anarchism never really took on much of a formally named “anarchist” nature. In India, the relevance of anarchism is primarily in the deep influence major aspects of it had on important … Continue reading

Satya Yuga

[…] there were no poor and no rich; there was no need to labour, because all that men required was obtained by the power of will; the chief virtue was the abandonment of all worldly desires. The Krita Yuga was without disease; there was no lessening with the years; there was no hatred or vanity, … Continue reading