Author: Arun Kumar

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Best Bureaucratic Black Comedies — I

  Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of new bureaucracy. — Franz Kafka A century ago German sociologist Max Weber esteemed ‘bureaucracy’ as ‘superior to any other organizational form’ because of its...






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Japan’s Shift in Security Policy

The untamed military policies in the early 1930’s Japan set in motion, a war machine that plunged throughout East Asia causing unfathomable suffering. The merciless war of aggression caused post-war Japan to formulate changes to...






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“Real World” – The Angst of Japanese Teens

Japanese crime-fiction writer Natsuo Kirino first garnered international recognition, when her novel “Out” got translated to English. “Real World” was her third English translated work (her translator, Philip Gabriel has also translated several works of...






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Islands of Garbage

Ocean is vast, deep and big. Our planet’s mysterious life forms reside in the Ocean beds. But, one non-living, non bio-degradable thing is extracting the life out of our Oceans. Marine-based plastic wastes are set...






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The Iraq Crisis

More than a decade ago, US entered a war that proved to be dubious and false. May be US and its allies believed in democratizing the Middle East or they sought to overthrow existing dictators...






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The Beijing Massacre

Twenty five years ago, on June 4th 1989, Chinese government, under martial law, deployed 20,000 troops to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to forcefully remove the pro-democracy protestors. As the tanks rolled into the Square, the demonstrations...