On being a man in a patriarchal world

I recently read a news report on how the fans of one of South India’s leading actors stooped down and trolled the editor-in-chief of a very popular news outlet in South India, who made a remark on the actor. Tonight, I read an article by Sowmya Rajendran, about what a woman goes through in our society, since the time she hits puberty. (The quotes in the post are from the said article.) With a picture... continue reading →

Chaos within fort walls

Upraised guards. Unsheathed swords. Upright batons. Unconquerable corps. Yet, there’s terror; chaos. Yet, everything is an attack surface, everyone is an attacker. Yet, somehow, everyone is a victim. Yet, everyone cries. Cries. Cries for peace. Cries for quiet. Cries for order. Cries. Cries from everywhere. Cries and chaos, and, Cries are all that’s there. It’s either war, or something worse. Insecurity. Why? Oh, I wish we’d asked that question every time we’d heard something—anything. If... continue reading →

Nudging Towards Mass Dissatisfaction

Journalists, they say, have a very important role to play in a democracy. The press is the fourth pillar of democracy (the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary being the other three). In a way, it is also the journalists that keep crime in check. It is them who ensure corporations don’t become too greedy—greedy enough to step on the shoes of the masses. It is them who ensure that the politicians do their job.... continue reading →

Migrating my blog

Change is necessary, even though the statement sounds like a helpless cliché. Today, I decided to migrate my personal blog from Blogger to Jekyll (just like how we migrated Meraki Post). This migration was supposed to be much simpler. There were only two things I had to do: Export-import the posts to the new system Move the domain over to ramiyer.me. However, after I’d migrated all the posts into the new environment, I realised the... continue reading →

Keep the change

Every Facebook frequenter (at least in India) comes across this post every now and then, which bashes our government for being hostile to the farmers. It goes something like this: At the vegetable market in the morning:‘How much is that cabbage?’‘Twenty rupees a kilo.’‘That’s too expensive; how about I give you fifteen?’At Domino’s for lunch with colleagues:‘How much is a medium pizza?’‘That would be two hundred and eighty-five rupees.’‘Here, three hundred; keep the change.’Status update... continue reading →