By Majid Maqbool
Kashmiris in North America are a thriving community of diaspora who live in the United States and Canada as their adopted home. Unlike many other immigrant communities, a significantly large number of Kashmiris are professionals, including doctors, engineers, scientists, professors, entrepreneurs, technology consultants, and business leaders.
By Arun Kumar
Grigori Chukhrai and his cinematographers Vladimir Nikolayev, Era Savelyeva are triumphant in concealing the overly melodramatic dimensions of the story with a gentle lyrical quality. At times, the lyricism escalates the painful emotional quotient: for example, the surrealistic sequence after Alyosha parts from Shura.
By Brinda Bose & Rahul Sen
How did #MeToo manage to dilute a labyrinthine, voluptuous, turbulent human relationship marked by eros, and whittle it down to this piteous, anonymous, cowardly movement of mass hysteria about heartless male lovers in relationships gone wrong?
By Vivaan Shah
So what is art? Is art a committee or an extension of an individual? Is it a product for the Bourgeoisie to be served at tea carved out of slave labor? Is art meant to reflect or transport? To appease or incite? To create or destroy?
By Mohammad Farhan
If we can’t handle discussing sex or sexual abuse, then how will we handle cases of misogyny, homophobia, casteism and in the last decade or so the rise of Islamophobia, which has certainly moved from our drawing rooms to the classrooms and school corridors?
By Edward Said
The West is the world of knowledge, criticism, technical know-how and functioning institutions, Islam is its fearfully enraged and retarded dependent, awakening to a new, barely controllable power. The West provides Islam with good things from the outside, because “the life that had come to Islam had not come from within.”
By Anu Karippal
Space is a puzzle; we control them, naming them personal-public, sacred-profane. Yet they are all enmeshed into each other, trapped. Space fools us around, always. Events give space meanings and we make and unmake them constantly.
By Selim Jahangir and Mehebub Sahana
Abdul Hussain, 45, from Muslim dominated Barpayak no. 1 in Nellie said, “My name is there in the list but my wife’s and children’s names are not. If I am an Indian, then how are my children foreigners?”
By Ashley Tellis
How is it that we express no outrage at this continuum of violent institutions from the family to the state but focus on custodial institutions which shelter the detritus from these other institutions? Because it is easy to do. It is also really convenient.
By Tanushree Ghosh
Next morning Ramu reached outside 702 Pitampura last, finishing all other houses in the row first. To his delight, the trash was all outside – the big bin and extra plastic bags – shining in the morning sun supplementing the garbage strewn around the gully.