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 and concerns,Read More →

For each episode, our guest will be asked to choose five pieces or items that have influenced their intellectual life and their work. These five items can be books, art, music, poetry, photographs, performance, a person, an event, or an experience. The choices then become the basis of a free-flowingRead More →

Asim Rafiqui “How To Decolonise Your School” “Neocolonialism Is Enabled By Debt” “Institutional Amnesia As Journalism” “The Frankfurt School Done In A Non-Frankfurt School Way” “Where The Monsters Live” “The Habits Of The White Man Burden As A Signifier Of Our Sophistication” “Academic Creativity And Silencing Of Narratives” “Our ManRead More →

Francesca Recchia Andrew Whitehead, Why Kashmir is still ensnared in conflict after 70 years  There can be no solution under the shadow of the gun: Interview with Dineshwar Sharma  Sarnath Banerjee, The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers. Penguin Books, 2007. How a selfie cracked Da’ish in K-P Suchitra Vijayan Two NewRead More →

Francesca Recchia The Lost Children of Tuam The Man Who Thought He Could Fix Afghanistan  Kashmir’s Torture Trail Where Should Hazaras Go?  Asim Rafiqui “Marikana’s Open Wound Or South Africa’s Continuing Tryst With Apartheid” “What Options Do We Leave Them? Or, Of Course You Don’t Like It When A WomanRead More →

Please register for the event here  Kavitha Rajagopalan in conversation with Suchitra Vijayan.  What does citizenship mean in a world on the move? Economic inequality, conflict, climate change, and globalized diasporas have converged to send more migrants than ever before in history across international borders. And yet, in both porous borderlandsRead More →

Francesca Recchia Giorgio Agamben: On the metropolis Arundhati Roy, My Seditious Heart. An unfinished diary of nowadays Gillian Darley, Intimate spaces  Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, Beacon Press, 1994 (1958). Asim Rafiqui “There Is Wealth In Them Holy Words” “The Revolution That Never Came.” “Killing Water.”  “What We Want Is OnlyRead More →

Kalyan Nadiminti and  Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author of Guantánamo Diary in conversation with Suchitra Vijayan. Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s political memoir Guantanamo Diary (2015) raises urgent questions about the biopolitics of dissent in post-9/11 America. Long withheld from the public as a form of “presumptive classification,” the memoir presents an unwitting literaryRead More →

Published on 15/10/2017 | Issue No: 6 Suchitra Vijayan Hannah Arendt “Zur Person” Full Interview (with English subtitles) We are Heirs of the World’s Revolutions: Speeches from the Burkina Faso Revolution, 1983-87 by Thomas Sankara Ahmed Suk Suk by David L. Lukudu The Useful Idiots – A Documentary Asim Rafiqui “Ah, Those Cool,Read More →

Published on 9/10/2017 | Issue No: 5 Francesca Recchia Ernesto Che Guevara, Guerrilla Warfare, BNP publishing, 2007. Mohsin Hamid, Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York and London.  Rifat Fareed, “The sadness of Occupation”, Al Jazeera, 1 October 2017 Asim Rafiqui The New European Disorder Or How The New World OrderRead More →