What then is the truth?

What then is the truth? Asks Nietzsche “A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms – in short, a sum of human relations, which have been disclosed, enhanced, transposed, and embellished poetically and rhetorically, and which after long use seem firm, canonical, and obligatory to a people.” (Image, from a seminar attended at Hindu College about…

Red syringes

Red like blood, they clot. In a bodily vessel, when – Pierced bounce, back and forth, Blue veins contain them. White sheets and red blood Bodies with red syringes, Filled with blood, and drained of life. Pierced, taken. Non sequiturly. Nimble finger pushes, and dugs deep And retracts on contrition. Red admits blue cotton sheets…

Moving Narrative

Somewhat immodestly, Reticence is a bourgeois affectation anyway, I studied the cypresses and olive groves dried, To exhibit the canvass of desire, On afternoons, a cup, And in the nights of belonging, a snore Accompanied, me. Deserved a mention, A sign of a registered letter, A name said, to be called. And care unfettered, yet.

Of Queerness and resistance

“Beyond the Trinity of breasts and the forest of Pubic Hair ” An site of representation of discursivity and ruptures at Ambedkar University. ( Museum of Desire )   Privately, and now, publically we all hope for an amicable position which can go beyond articulations of the self/ individual with the school, at the same…

Consensus

A minimizing effect of the totalizing reality, A hand burnt in the sun, jarred with the possibility of a shoe polish. Constant pull and push culminated in a commodity, Of labour, of exchange, and mythical historicity.   Sweat piercing the skin in the brightly lit sunlight, Slowly becomes a tear colluding vision, As the motion…

T. S. Eliot on Time

Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past. If all time is eternally present All time is unredeemable. (Sandwiching past, present, and future together, he creates the eternal moment, the natural condition of time according to quantum physics and the Veda.)

The New Elitists, by Shamus Khan

Originally posted on Class Musings:
The New Elitists, by Shamus Khan Above is a fascinating New York Times article of the Bobos in Paradise genre that investigates the cultural tastes of the new class of educated elites – the meritocracy-obsessed, idealistic, and intellectual class that seems, as journalist Shamus Khan here notes, to have replaced the more overtly…