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The Commune: It’s Time To Say Enough

Dear Friends, As part of our Book Club reading this month, I’ve been diving into Carl Honoré’s  In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed. Writing the summary for it, I found myself leaning heavily on the history of our collective obsession and addiction to speed, its antecedents being traced to the Industrial Revolution. “Industrial capitalism fed onContinue reading “The Commune: It’s Time To Say Enough”

The Commune: A Code Red For Humanity

Dear Friends,On 9 August 2021, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest Report rather mundanely titled, ‘Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis’. Its contents however were far from mundane. It pointed out: “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. (…) Human-induced climate change is already affecting many weatherContinue reading “The Commune: A Code Red For Humanity”

The Commune: Communities of Aid

Dear friends, As someone who’s been on Twitter for more than a decade now, I recently had a moment to pause and think about all the relief work for disasters and crises I’ve seen on there over the years. From #AssamFloodRelief in 2012 to #NEFloodRelief in 2014 to #JKFloodRelief in 2015 and so on till our most recent crisis, #COVIDEmergency. Seeing communitiesContinue reading “The Commune: Communities of Aid”

The Commune: “I’ll light up my soul with a match and let it sing.”

Dear Friends, Right in the thick of the second wave, my family and I, despite every possible precaution found ourselves swept into the raging storm of covid. One after the other, we fell sick through a period of one and a half months. I still remember that instinctive tightening in my chest and jaw asContinue reading “The Commune: “I’ll light up my soul with a match and let it sing.””

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