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Prakash Kona (Professor) Department of English Literature English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad, AP, India
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Prakash Kona is a writer, teacher and researcher who lives in Hyderabad, India. He is currently Professor at the Department of English Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.

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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 19, 2012
Ecuador and Julian Assange's Asylum A nation honors itself through acts such as this one that Ecuador did in granting asylum to Julian Assange. The importance of Ecuador standing up to the UK government's intimidatory stance can hardly be ignored. It is not the same thing when a powerful nation dictates terms to those it views as inferiors and when the "inferiors" turn back to answer their so-called bosses.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Book Review: Norman G. Finkelstein's "What Gandhi says about Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage" An honest academic and a serious activist, Norman G. Finkelstein has few illusions about Gandhi or Gandhism. What Finkelstein looks at is Gandhi the person and Gandhi the social and political activist along with the problems associated with Gandhian methods of protest.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Why we need a Patriotic and not a Nationalist Media I'm exploring the Orwellian distinction between nationalism and patriotism and why I think more and more global media espouses nationalism which is vicious by nature rather than patriotism which is closer to what common people really are and wish to be.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Internet Pirates! Unite! You've nothing to lose... Why I justify Internet Piracy? For the simple reason that knowledge cannot be reduced to private ownership. Internet piracy is one way to challenge the ownership theory of knowledge.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 21, 2011
Anna Hazare: a cup of tea in a storm Who is Anna Hazare fighting exactly if the very people who are India's enemies - the moneyed classes - are his back-end supporters!
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 16, 2011
UK Riots 2011 -- A "Social Revolution" Yet to Take Place Both the Norway attacks and UK disturbances are expressions of individual and collective bitterness and hatred towards a non-responsive and indifferent government that does not hesitate in using violence against them to keep a semblance of order.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 22, 2011
American Morality and the Strauss-Kahn Affair There is no reason on earth to treat Strauss-Kahn as if he is already a criminal. There is no reason to treat a criminal either as if he is not a human being.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 7, 2011
Pakistan -- where fanaticism is a virtue The state of Pakistan as a nation and why it is imperative for them to come out of the death-like grip of the fanatics.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 3, 2011
Once upon a Time there was a Dog Called Hosni The Hosni Mubarak types and Third World Poverty
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 27, 2011
Why South Asia needs an Egyptian-Style Revolution? The nations of South Asia are as much in need of an Egyptian Revolution as any nation of the Arab World. It is the South Asian poor for whom the revolution is genuinely meaningful.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 1, 2010
Beware the stone-throwers of Kashmir who have nothing to lose Platforms are meant for those who struggle on the ground. The job of intellectuals is to make space for them and not to appoint oneself as their spokesperson. I for one would sincerely like to talk to the stone-throwers and their families.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 31, 2010
Beware the Stone-throwers of Kashmir who Have Nothing to Lose Platforms are meant for those who struggle on the ground. The job of intellectuals is to make space for them and not to appoint oneself as their spokesperson. I for one would sincerely like to talk to the stone-throwers and their families.

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