14 April, 2021

All Aboard The Slave Ship

An open letter to Young India, callous and comfy in its cocoon

All Aboard The Slave Ship
Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu

Dear Citizen of Youngistan,


You are the talk of the town these days, so, you know, I wanted to talk to you.

You are a student. You seek to be highly educated, but you turn a blind eye to the academic terrorism that routinely cripples and kills poor students in universities. You never acknowledge the privilege of exclusivity. You strut about with the confidence that you will never slip below the poverty line. You never know the pain of exclusion. You would have never lost your home in a slum demolition drive.

On the other hand, you know, with self-assured...

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