While Café Dissensus continues to tread uncharted territories, Café Dissensus Everyday remains committed to featuring current affairs/culture/literature and new/young writers. In 2018, around 140,000 people visited our sites. We hope this will continue to grow in the coming years.
By Cafe Dissensus
Finally, it goes without saying our biggest supporters are our readers. We are grateful to you for reading. Despite being resource-starved and running without any financial support, we keep going because you read us. And we will continue doing so as long as you read us.
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.”
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.
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.