What Next?

Shashank Reddy

Let me begin with a proposition- The modern economic system revolves around money, it places financial riches at the centre of all economic activities and success is measured through a strict hierarchy, wherein one needs to reach a certain position to be called ‘successful’. This proposition is neither new nor novel and has been critiqued and defended extensively over the last two centuries. But whether we like it or not, this proposition is self-evident and undeniable. The question we must tackle therefore is not what the economic system is or what it was but what it can be in the future. Continue reading

Life Noir

By-Shashank Reddy, NLSIU, Bangalore.

I sit here by myself, looking out across the parapet. A dark night. A dark city. Smoke fills the air. A semi-opaque mirror through which dimmed orange lights seek to penetrate the darkness that they see. Buildings. What are buildings? Useless impressions of chrome and steel behind which man seeks to hide from himself. I sit here. On an empty roof of a dilapidated building on the other side of the river with a cat and a raven for company. Continue reading