The Blog of Cafe Dissensus Magazine – we DISSENT


Cafe Dissensus Everyday, the blog of Cafe Dissensus Magazine, was born in New York City (USA) and is now based in india.

Our ISSN No.: ISSN 2373-177X.

While Cafe Dissensus Magazine will be published quarterly and each issue will revolve around a topic, we are aware that there are important events taking place around us everyday. For a real-time analysis of events, we would like our contributors to send in their opinion pieces, reflections, and commentaries for publication on Cafe Dissensus Everyday.

We are genuinely committed to the idea of alternative media. Here each piece will be considered and published only on its own merit and not on some other considerations.

For more information, please see the SUBMISSIONS page.

The material on Cafe Dissensus Everyday is protected under Creative Commons License. Once a piece is published in Cafe Dissensus Everyday, we will retain exclusive copyright for a period of 15 days, from the date of publication. Within this period, the piece cannot be re-published elsewhere even in an adapted and modified form.Thereafter, it must be acknowledged that the piece was first published in Cafe Dissensus Everyday. Failing to comply with this and any unauthorized republication/reproduction of the piece will  amount to copyright violation.

We are a completely voluntary endeavor and we are unable to pay our authors. (May be, someday! Who knows?)


Mary Ann Chacko is Assistant Professor, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Her dissertation examined the Student Police Cadet program implemented in government schools across Kerala, India with a focus on adolescent citizenship and school-community relations. Read more of her work on her blog, Chintavishta. E-mail:

Mosarrap Hossain Khan is Assistant Professor, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India. He researches in the area of Muslim everyday life in South Asia. His website. E-mail:

Films Editor:

Murtaza Ali Khan is an independent film critic based out of Delhi, India. He is the editor-in-chief of A Potpourri of Vestiges and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. He has also contributed to The HinduThe QuintWittyfeed, etc. He is on the guest panel for live discussions on the television channel News X. Email: Twitter: @MurtazaCritic

Assistant Editor:

Adil Bhat is Assistant Editor at Cafe Dissensus. He studied English literature from Delhi university and is currently pursuing M.A. Mass communication at AJK MCRC  Jamai Malia Islamia University, New Delhi. He has contributed articles in Himal South Asian Magazine, Greater Kashmir, Kashmir Reader, Kashmir Life, and Cafe Dissensus. He tweets at: @subzadil

Regular Contributors:

Dr. Tanushree Ghosh works in the Tech as an Engineering Manager and is a social activist (founder and director: Her Rights Inc.,, blogger and writer. She is an alumnus of Cornell University (Ph.D., Chemistry) and has worked at the Brookhaven National Laboratories, New York. Her blog posts and stories are for provoking thoughts towards social issues, especially issues concerning women. She wrote for The Huffington Post US for several years, is a contributor for Women’s Web, and has contributed to several literary magazines and e-zines in the US, UK, and India (including The Logical Indian; Words, Pauses and Noises, and The Tuck Magazine). She is a contributing author to five international anthologies, including ‘The Best Asian Short Stories 2017’ by Kitaab Singapore and ‘Defiant Dreams’ by Readomania India (Oprah’s reading list 2016 2.0 placeholder). Her short story, ‘Venugopal has a cow’ was selected for Honorable Mention by the Glimmer Train. Her first single-author manuscript currently titled ‘From An-other Land’ is scheduled for publication in December 2018. Website: Twitter: @thoughtsnrights

13 Responses to “About”

  1. J.K.Gulati

    Ms.Mary Chaco & Mr.M.Khan
    Greetings of the day
    It was in today dt.15-01-2017 Spectrum issue of The Tribune (KAFFEEKKLATCH) that I came across your innovative venture. I would like to contribute my inputs to your amature online journal. Thanks for making it possible for denizens in enabling them to put forth their opinion on this wonderful platform.
    Regds: Dr.J.K.Gulati, Associate Professor, University Business School, GND University, Jalandhar

  2. Shyamal Bagchee, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta

    So, is this primarily an Indo-centric enterprise? Appears to be founded on principles grounded in reason and critical inquiry–but is located in one of the most unjust places on earth, the United States. Why not take on something that needs doing locally?

    • Cafe Dissensus Bolg

      Not sure what you mean by ‘doing locally. The magazine was started by grad students in the US. But most of its work is done from a nondescript small town in India. As for ths US being the most unjust place, the editors of the magazine had lived in Canada in the past and can say without any doubt that Canada is a pretentious, white place. The US at least welcomes merit, Canada wallows in mediocrity.


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