The war in Ukraine has rudely reminded us that in times of war, nations begin to pull back and pull away from trade with nations that may utilise those goods and services to execute what is a crime against humanity.
In the former colonies, the transformative chapter from oppression to freedom was fraught with uncertainty, fear and even desperation.
Are nation-states--as they exist today--a plausible and necessary alternative to the ideology of an empire?
Indian armies have historically been on the defensive and have failed, time and time again, to project power to take out their enemies.
Can a concept as irrational as birthright hold the power and sway to define the lives of private citizens who can barely make ends meet?
Is it justifiable to use an individual’s private life to discredit or dismiss their professional achievements?
We may have respected the father, but those feelings do not automatically transfer to the son when the father is no longer there to run the show.
How can a builder destroy two twin towers so callously?
We were no longer who we were before colonisation; and we could not go back there, no matter how hard we tried. We were different peoples now.
But how could they–the artists–actually see or speak the truth when so much of a politician’s life was a product of public persona?