An Immigrant’s Love Letter to the West

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Konstantin Kisin is a comedian, political commentator and co-host of the widely celebrated show TRIGGERnometry. His first book, An Immigrant’s Love Letter to the West, serves as a warning siren to those who take for granted the freedoms that Western Civilisation affords; freedoms of which Kisin’s grandparents – under the oppressions of Soviet Russia – could have only dreamed. Britain’s middle-class commentariat often regards … Continue reading An Immigrant’s Love Letter to the West

Has Woke Won?

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Titling her book on the assumption that it has, Joanna Williams delivers a powerful critique against this cultural cancer which has now metastasised itself into every aspect of our lives. It may seem absurd to afford a tabloid buzzword like Woke with any degree of intellectual seriousness, but Williams’ arguments – peppered with persuasive evidence and delivered in a scholarly and detached … Continue reading Has Woke Won?

Power, Predicament & Possibilities

BY ZAINAB FARHEEN A peek into the gripping work of fiction – Rogues among the Ruins – written by Achala Moulik, IAS (Retd.) The laal-batti and power associated with the Indian Civil Services, the privileges of being a part of the Indian Administrative Services or the glamourous Indian Police services have been an obsession for most of the Indian Population – an obvious career option for a middle-class … Continue reading Power, Predicament & Possibilities

Always: Magic And Memories Of Potterverse 

BY ZAINAB AHMED The year 2022 started on a stellar note for a lot of people across the globe. What’s stellar in the midst of a global pandemic, you ask. Believe it or not, It is the magic of the global fandom of Harry Potter, that made everything better.  On January 1, 2022, an entire generation walked down the memory lane together as ‘Harry Potter 20th … Continue reading Always: Magic And Memories Of Potterverse 

A Story About Foreign Freedom Fighters

BY ZAINAB AHMED Since our country’s Independence, we have all heard innumerable stories about the brave Indian freedom fighters, who fought relentlessly against the foreign colonisers to secure our freedom. But what if I told you that among those freedom fighters were also remarkable foreigners from western countries who decided to take a stand for justice and become an integral part of the Indian Freedom … Continue reading A Story About Foreign Freedom Fighters

A Fine Library in Madras

CSM STAFF WRITER The BBC reported in 2016 that the 204-year-old Madras Literary Society in Chennai was getting a new lease of life, thanks to youthful volunteers and a social media campaign. The library is a national treasure. The sight takes your breath away. As you step in, you encounter bookshelf after bookshelf rising up from the floor to the ceiling. It is as though … Continue reading A Fine Library in Madras