Thursday, November 14, 2019
The Christchurch Mosque 'Shootings': Why Are White People Never Called Terrorists?

The Christchurch Mosque ‘Shootings’: Why Are White People Never Called Terrorists?

What the Christchurch mosque 'shootings' tell us about the media's racialised rhetoric surrounding terrorism and the ways in which it contributes to racism, Islamophobia and white hegemony.
Serena Williams Vs Carlos Ramos: Why Are Emotions So Gendered?

Serena Williams Vs Carlos Ramos: Why Are Emotions So Gendered?

Serena Williams' situation is very representative of how women are ‘punished’ for violating these behavioural norms.
The Colour Purple Review: When Solidarity Paves Way For Liberation

The Colour Purple Review: When Solidarity Paves Way For Liberation

'The Colour Purple' emerges out of the experiences of black women and the oppressive realities of the 1900s that continue to be relevant.
Remembering Aretha Franklin: The Voice Of Black America

Remembering Aretha Franklin: The Voice Of Black America

Aretha Franklin was perhaps one of the biggest giants of soul music and indeed of American pop music as a whole.

The Confessions Of An Indian Queer ‘Chinki’

I want queer Chinki people to reclaim their sexual selves and embrace the potential of queer love even if it is in a place where so many of us grew up hating ourselves.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: Angelou's Quest To Truth And Power

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: Angelou’s Quest To Truth And Power

In 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings', Maya Angelou recounts her traumatic childhood of growing up as a black woman in a white community.
Are You Indian? This Rapper From Odisha Talks About Racism In Music Video

Are You Indian? This Rapper From Odisha Talks About Racism In Music Video

Samir Rishu Mohanty aka Big Deal's “Are You Indian?” talks about racism against Northeast Indians in a very direct tone.
The Recent UberPool Controversy Reminds Us Racism Thrives In India

The Recent UberPool Controversy Reminds Us Racism Thrives In India

When news like the UberPool attack come out, everyone is enraged but they fail to check how they contribute to the culture of racism that is thriving and often brushed off everyday.
BTS

Why We Need To Rethink Our ‘Criticism’ Of BTS And K-Pop

Their rising fame of BTS has brought with it an alarming amount of scepticism. Some of it stemming from Western audiences unable to understand how music in another language could capture the hearts and minds of people all over the world.
racism

On Racism And How My Ladakhi Features Never Quite Fit The Indian Imagination

My mongoloid features did not fit in anywhere in the homogenous-Hindu identity of India; not even in my own state of Jammu and Kashmir, and spurred many instances of racism.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
Ezhava And Proud – 23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

Ezhava And Proud—23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

I am writing this for the 8-year-old child feeling ashamed and for women like my mother who made her child understand the implications of belonging to an oppressed lower caste.