“In all of these three instances, the women didn’t appreciate or ‘enjoy’ the male gaze and action. If that had happened, this article wouldn’t be about sexual misconduct. But the women had different reactions to all of these incidents, which cannot be reduced to a formula,” says Soumabrata Chatterjee as he witnesses three separate incidents of sexual misconduct in his campus.
Brahmachari’s nostalgia is laced with tensed remembrances of a mesmerising landscape cut into many pieces by political borders, drawn and reinforced by the gory virtue of ethnic and communal violence, says Aritra Mukherjee as he reviews Goirick Brahmachari’s ‘For the Love of Pork’.
“This compassion was unusual for one of the most aggressive streets of the world”, says Adil Bhatt as he describes his last cab ride in Delhi.
Art was never devoid of its politics and it is through its politics, that the Kashmiris have empowered themselves against resistance and State repression for ages. The most brilliant example of art as a weapon recently, is of the graphic novel, Munnu, a boy from Kashmir, by Malik Sajad, says Ayesha Begum.
A collection of poems by Madhura Banerjee.
The mainstream media today incriminates anyone who tries to voice an opinion other than their prescribed opinion capsule, says Bishwadeep Mitra.
Ubeer Naqushbandi, a reporter at the Kashmir Reader talks about the ordeal of how a ban order disturbed the peace and tranquility of a young reporter like him.
Ultimately if Dylan, who has been known to introduce himself as a “song and dance man”, wants to be recognised as a writer depends solely upon his discretion, says Barnamala Roy.
Bishwadeep Mitra delves deep into the headlines that mainstream media chooses to ignore, and asks the very important question: ‘Democracy: Who is she when she is at home?’