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Stories, Characters and All the Related Items


Do the stories make the characters or the characters, the stories?
The stories arrive in droves and the characters alone
Happiness comes in bubbles
Sadness drags with heavy feet
Ridiculous shits as usual in the story called living
At each turn it bends to absurdity
As if this is the only possibility
Oh...no; no stories are the same.


Annual Pilgrimage

Home
Planning
Memories

And then the everyday fuck.


On Waking Up

i saw the realities in dreams,
as in holding a stone firmly in the water
even if the reluctant water only lets me float,
and later drenched, but with the hope of getting dry
and live a life happily thereafter;
and i saw the dreams in realities
as the happiness of dreams collided with the pain of realities
the moral of the lesson was understanding just a part of why i woke up
it’s bloody late for work!


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Self-determination
An extract from a paper by Prof. Dr. Kamarulzaman Askandar
Nation and State-building, Self-determination and Conflict Resolution in Southeast Asia presented in the 9th Arambam Somorendra Memorial Lecture held on June 10, 2014

Self-determination as reflected here is not a dirty word as bandied by those in power. It is not something that was created for frivolous reasons, but something that has come up because of unfinished business in the decolonisation process of a nation. It represents collective rights of a distinct group of people and is a driver of genuine democracy.

It is, thus, a form of conflict resolution because it envisions a solution to the problem through the restructuring of relationships, modes of governance and addressing real needs of the people. For it to be successful though, it needs to be translated into action and into actual new relations, guided by a new arrangement, constitution or structure. When this happens, you will see peace in the region. These are the lessons we have learnt from the challenges of decolonisation in Southeast Asia. They might be of use to friends here in the Northeast part of India.

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