Francesca Reccia Zaid Rafiq – Protesters blinded by Indian forces struggle in darkness Hilal Mir–“He Didn’t Fear Anything: The Lure of Militancy in India’s Kashmir Valley” Arshia Sattar, The Mouse Merchant. Money in Ancient India. Penguin, 2013. Rohinton Mistry, Family Matters, Faber & Faber, 2001. Mirza Waheed–“How to kill a Kashmiri: A novelist’s list” Anna Arendt, TheRead More →

Francesca Recchia İrvin Cemil Schick, What Ottoman erotica teaches us about sexual pluralism  Waqar Gillani, Women victims of cross-border marriage  Greg Jaffe, Missy Ryan, A Dubai shopping trip and a missed chance to capture the head of the Taliban  Andrew E. Kramer, He Left Soviet Army for Afghan Life 35Read More →

Asim Rafiqui “For The Love Of…” “Long Live Anarchy” Land and Liberty: A Review of Anarchism in Latin America “Pharoah, Fantasia & Efficies–Today’s Egyptian Pathologies” “A Toast To The Idolatrous” Idols and Figural Images in Islam: A Brief Dive into a Perennial Debate “Fashionable Development Programs–The Fault IsRead More →

Francesca Recchia Amarnath Yatra. A Milirarized Pilgrimage Architecture After Revolution by Petti, Hilal & Weizman Asim Rafiqui The New False Prophets Or How Not To Organise. The Antecedents Of The Holocaust Or The Germans No Longer Feign Surprise. Dynamic Women Speaking About Domination, Dispossession And….Er…Logistics. Not Your Everyday Photographer–Conversation WithRead More →

Asim Rafiqui “Who’s Afraid Of A Little Slavery” “Intellectuals Currently In Fashion” “Famous Last Words Or Journalism’s Epitaph” “Chimamanda Adichie Digs Herself A Grave” “A Revolutionary Realisation Now That We Are All Finally Intersectional” “Senegal, Rap And Revolution” “Yes, It Is Radical, They Are Black, And They Are Beautiful” “TheRead More →

Asim Rafiqui “Making Sense Of Persian In Our Lives” “How Yesterday’s Court Clowns Became Today’s Public Intellectuals” “There Is No Such Thing As A Liberal Zionist” “Speaking From Another Place” “Indian. African. Photographer. Unseen.” “Pakistan’s Own Colonised Other” “The Gift That Keeps On Giving Or Lets Face It, Hurling RacialRead More →

Asim Rafiqui “The Pleasures Of Slow Photography, as Described By Akinbode Akinbiyi” “That Classic Book on Photography Written By Someone Who Knew Very Little About Photography” “You Just Cannot Shut Him Up–Or, Political Legacies That We Continue To Ignore” “From Fighting For Freedom To Fighting Against Their Freedom” “When ThatRead More →

Francesca Recchia Fifi Haroon, Coming home? Ayesha Jalal, Partisans of Allah, Harvard University Press 2008    Asim Rafiqui “Constructing the American Neo-Nazi State, One Policeman At A Time” “India’s Never Ending And Never Accepted Burden” “Today’s Event At Madison Square Garden: Cornel West’s Vs. Ta-Nehisi Coates” “Are Only European’s Rational?”Read More →

The Question of Palestine, Edward Said After The Last Sky, Edward Said Blood & Religion, Jonathan Cook Disappearing Palestine, Jonathan Cook Refugees of the Revolution, Diana Allan The Battle For Justice In Palestine, Ali Abunimah Sacred Landscape, Meron Benevisti The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sands Palestine Ltd, ToufikRead More →

Francesca Recchia Gowhar Geelani, Hajin: The Kashmir town that is a ‘militant hub’ Torture of Kashmiri inmates at Tihar: Mirwaiz appeals UNHR, Amnesty, ICRC to intervene Mujib Mashal, In Her Film About Afghan Life, the Woman Slaps Back  Claire Dederer, What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?Read More →

Trinh T. Minh-ha’s 1989 documentary Surname Viet, Given Name Nam.

Francesca Recchia Video: An empire built on playing house: how imagination can change your situation  The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan  The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi  Britain’s colonial crimes deserve a lasting memorial. Here’s why Welcome to the graveyard of rare books, also knownRead More →

Asim Rafiqui   “Why Great Art Is Always A Political One” This is a stunning documentary by Anjali Monteiro and K. P. Jayasankar– very unique in its structure and arrangement, that features Narayan Surve and the artist Sudhir Patwardhan. It places them squarely in the period of working-class struggles andRead More →