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!
Three North Eastern states that went to the polls on February 23 2013 are now poised to form governments. While the CPI (M) had a landslide victory in Tripura, in fact, getting an absolute majority, the other two states had single party majority winners - Congress in Meghalaya and the Naga People's Front in Nagaland.
The central government has taken up the helicopters deal with the British Prime Minister. Although the company involved is Anglo-Italian, I fail to understand this action, which is anomalous. It was the Italian government which detected this scam, the main accused are from Italy, but why has our government decided to take up the matter with the British PM? This is strange, and what point are we trying to prove?