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Café Dissensus completes second year

By The Editors
Numbers never say much. Yet, they could be quite revealing at times. Here we quote a part of the year-end report that we received from Wordpress, our website host: “The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. Café Dissensus Everyday was viewed about 23,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it…The most popular post for the year was An Interview with Actor, Nandita Das.”

Nurturing a Magazine: A Year of Café Dissensus

By Mary Ann Chacko & Mosarrap H. Khan, Editors
As it often happens, a new venture always lacks credibility. As our culture increasingly becomes celebrity-driven, those who see themselves as self-important hesitate to associate with new obscure ventures. Below I narrate a couple of incidents that showcase the challenge of convincing authors to write for us.

An Email to Café Dissensus on Editorial Policy and a Response from the Editors

By The Editors, Cafe Dissensus
Yet, we don’t want to remain in our ghettos. Ghettos are as much spatial as mental and discursive. The editors believe that the real success would be to make a dent in the majoritarian citadel. If we merely carve out our minority spaces/ghettos, we will always live there. We have to carve our space in the majority neighborhoods. To put it in more exclusive spatial metaphors: we want the minority population to find a house in the majority neighborhood.