Second Anniversary Special: CRI Longform
Centre Right India (CRI) was established in 2010 with the aim of increasing political awareness and nurturing an intellectually-vibrant, right-of-centre tradition in India. Over the last two years, we have taken small but significant steps in this direction. The size of our commentator base as well as the issue-areas covered have grown exponentially. This has been complemented by an increasing readership from India and across the globe. However, we are not content to rest on our laurels and are working tirelessly to transform CRI into a self-sustaining intellectual institution that spans a multitude of media platforms.
At the core of CRI’s mission lies a belief in the transformative and redemptive power of politics. Despite the rot that characterises India’s polity, we remain staunch in our belief that it is only in the realm of the political that we can emancipate ourselves and our nation. This is where the power of ideas comes in. In order to live up to its civilisational potential, India requires bold political thinkers. TechnoFuturist is one such thinker. He is one of the few thinkers in the radical Indian political thought-space who engages explcitly with grand political themes. On the occasion of our second anniversary, we present to you this essay by TechnoFuturist. Using a historico-mythological framework, TechnoFuturist attempts to identify the reasons for what he sees as the degeneration of the Indian polity. In doing so, he questions the two holy-cows of India’s and the world’s received wisdoms: “Democracy” and “Egalitarianism”. We at CRI do not accept responsibility for the views expressed in the following essay but we do hope you are provoked by them.
– The Editors