Why Defending the Jailed Teacher is the Real Tragedy for Society

Why Defending the Jailed Teacher is the Real Tragedy for Society

The classroom doesn’t allow hierarchies, instead it is a democratic space rather than an autocratic space. The impulse to control and exclude stems actually from the doctrine of discipline, which we hold sacrosanct, since we internalize it at school. It is unfortunate that in this day and age the doctrine is still being upheld.

Top Music Videos of 2020: Of Songs and Grief    

Top Music Videos of 2020: Of Songs and Grief    

Song and music has been an inalienable part of Kashmiri culture, and has invariably reflected the ethos of the times in which it has been produced. As the winds of modernity blow over Kashmir, the song has seen a paradigm shift as it is now produced in accompaniment to non-traditional instruments.

Robbing Narratives Through Ads

Robbing Narratives Through Ads

The violence inflicted by the advertisement is a stark reminder of the ways in which populist imagination and the free market forces collude to draw ridicule and undermine the legitimate concerns of a marginalized people.

Translation and Resistance Literature | Part 1

Translation and Resistance Literature | Part 1

The tradition of writing lived experience in Kashmir is still in infancy, a byproduct of the turmoil that Kashmir has spiraled into since 1990’s. Not that Kashmir did not have a tradition of writing, on the contrary, the poetic tradition is quite old, and quite developed.

The Poetics of Memory

The Poetics of Memory

History is being repeated and rewritten every other day with the latest land laws and conversion of the erstwhile state into a union territory, and the process has been accelerated of late, even as the project predates the current era.

Resisting Dismemberment

Resisting Dismemberment

Palestine emerges as an alter-ego of Kashmir, in that both speak the language of resistance lonely and isolated in an increasingly disenchanted and uninterested world, seeking to evoke a poetics of resistance.

The Poetics of Resistance Music

The Poetics of Resistance Music

Music is the ultimate local and international communicator, transcending language barriers and undermining censorship unlike any other medium of protest. It has the ability to initiate, motivate, collaborate, communicate, instigate, nurture, dispute, repulse, and reconcile.

The Language of Deception

The Language of Deception

Suffice to say that neither integrity nor professional competence or professional behaviour entails targeting innocent civilians. The assertion of ethicality after a blatantly unethical act is aimed at erasing the violence of the act, and transform it into an opportunity to lend it a positive spin.

Coffee and Fiction – II

Coffee and Fiction – II

Of the total oeuvre of fiction produced from Kashmir, why has most literature been realistic fiction. The answer simply is that it is far easier to reproduce and write the experiential rather than the imaginary. Imagination itself is determined and conditioned by reality perceived by senses.

Oddity of Administration’s Coffee Table Books

Oddity of Administration’s Coffee Table Books

The coffee table book is different because its politics are well thought out and tie up with the larger project of commemorating and translating routines for consumption of an audience, which is as yet unconverted to either the popular ideology or the narrative of the government.

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