We take things for granted. Technology protects us, we drive it. The bizarre episode of an Australian cricketer succumbing to injuries, hit by a hurtling delivery has shocked the entire world. What happened? He was wearing a helmet. Can helmets protect all kinds of injuries? His team mates have still not recovered from the shock. The moment technology drives us, results can be adverse, it is a double edged sword. After this episode veteran cricketers have questioned the imperatives of cricket, that it is still a risky game and that head gears are not infallible.
It is amazing as to how there is a 'magic' in our mainstream national media. They can do and undo with equal finesse and alacrity. The moment a new government has come to power then so many things are being unearthed like murders, rapes, discord in general. This is a process of digging and excavation.
I don't mantain that there are no thematic political concerns in literature - that is a truism. But what I am going to say is that there are literary coteries which use the machinations like any political group, for 'ouster' of people who they are jealous of, or feel threatened by. Literary coteries can be vicious, trying and arrogant - so can individual writers.
Even as the chief ministers in three North East states are sworn in very little attention seems to be paid to Tripura, where a party has got absolute majority single-handedly, and is being elected to power, five times in a row, with the present incumbent winning three times in a row!