For Four More Shots Please!, the criticisms seem more of a grudge venting-out mechanism as the series doesn’t checklist the boxes of conventional notions of femininity as prescribed by society.
Time to express grief over one loss at a time is only available to people encased in a physically pleasant social position which will allow them to feel, considered worth sympathizing and hence improve.
Migrant labourers who lost jobs, food, dignity and roofs from above their heads due to the lockdown, have decided to go back. Now they are on their way back to their home, lost in their own country.
Evident in both the Bingos are ample accounts of unpleasant experience in the savarna-dominated academia that is missing in both the JNU and the HCU counterparts; in HCU’s, academic engagement is summed up with ‘visited the reading room’ and ‘backlog’.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a very big issue in itself and needs to be solved as early as possible; but in India, that is not possible if we are not ready to finally acknowledge the flaws in our existing social system.
I have the privilege of wondering when college will resume, when cafes will open, when Amazon will deliver again, and when travel will be allowed again.
This is not and should not be social distancing to its full extent and we should probably stop calling it that. Keep the distancing physical, but let the social solidarity thrive.
Roman Polanski is a controversial director who has been charged with multiple cases of sexual assault and rape over the past 40 or so years across both Europe, as well as the United States.
The Medaram Jana Jatara is slowly being threatened by the process of sanskritization by the Hindutva forces.
The more privileged one is, the more access they have – to resources in general, but also the capacity they hold in society to do something.