In addition to our weekly reading list, we asked journalist and reporter M. Rajshekar who reports on rural India and environment for Scroll.in to send us a list of books that every reporter must read. The list was born out of a conversation about Ludo De Witte’s The Assassination ofRead More →

Published on 16/9/2017 | Issue No: 2 Francesca Recchia Rasheed Araeen, Art Beyond Art, Ecoaesthetics: A Manifesto for the 21st Century.Third Text Publications, London: 2010  Shami Chakrabarti, On Liberty. Penguin, London: 2015 Kamila Shmasie, Home Fire. Bloomsbury Publishing, London: 2017 Asim Rafiqui “In the case that bodies, the poverty, the repression, theRead More →

For people who inhabit bodies which are black, brown, queer, femme, fat, transgender, and/or disabled, it is not enough that they are made vulnerable to external violence by police, prejudice and capitalism in Trumpist America; rather, they are also made vulnerable by the internal, affective violence of body shame. Only certain white male bodiesRead More →

By Asim Rafiqui More from this work here:  LAW AND DISORDER: THE PEOPLE’S EXPERIENCE OF THE LAW IN PAKISTAN  We are commemorating 9/11 this week, but by remembering the ‘other’ victims of that event that few chose to remember. These are the brown bodies that rarely make it into visualRead More →

Published on 11/9/2017 | Issue No: 1 Asim Rafiqui “Weaponising nostalgia Or Why the miniskirt isn’t an act of freedom.” “How to appropriate culture correctly Or How to tell the difference between exploitation and creative expression.” “The Israeli occupation now available as consumer choice.” “When free speech does not matterRead More →

Maaza Mengiste in conversation with Suchitra Vijayan Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist. Her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was selected by the Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books and named one of the best books of 2010 by Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe and other publications. Maaza‘s fiction and nonfiction examines theRead More →