In Today's 'New India', Conversation Is the Key

Saturday, 15 Jun, 4.49 pm

An old friend of mine said to me on Facebook, 'Let's celebrate!' We are close friends, but poles apart in terms of our politics. Our friendship, nonetheless, thrives - both in terms of mutual care as well as when the time comes for dissent and disagreement. I told him I will watch from a distance while he celebrates.

This personal anecdote can easily be rubbished as unnecessary. The aggregate of such anecdotes does not transform into macro-level dialogue or actionable points of political engagement. But there is at least one value in sharing it.

This value is in recognising how politics has now dissolved into our everyday.