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Okupa Cuba Casa Refugio: The Shaheen Bagh of Mexico


Pranav Jeevan P This article is about an occupation protest that happened in Mexico last year which didn’t get the attention it deserves in media. 2020 witnessed a lot of occupation protests from Shaheen Bagh to Farmers occupation of Delhi borders. Just like those in Shaheen Bagh, this occupation protest in Mexico was by led …


Is there a space for North-Eastern identity among students’ politics in Indian Universities?

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  Thangminlal (Lalcha) Haokip My colleagues have often asked me why University students from the North East do not take an active part in students’ politics in mainland Indian Universities. Often times, I would find myself unable to answer this inquiry. Perhaps, a convenient straitjacket reply could be that since a majority of these students …


आमच्या आठवणीतील रजनी ताई..!

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  रजनी तिलक ३० मार्च २०१८ ला आपल्यातून गेल्या. याचे दुखः वेगवेगळ्या पातळीवर जाणवत आहे. पुण्यामध्ये घेण्यात आलेल्या आदरांजली कार्याक्रमाध्ये कार्यकर्त्यांच्या व अभ्यासकांच्या अनुभवातून रजनी तिलक उलगडल्या. त्यांच्या व्यक्तित्वाबद्दल थोडक्यात लिहावं म्हणून हा छोटासा प्रयत्न..! दिनांक ७ एप्रिल २०१८ रोजी क्रांतीज्योती सावित्रीबाई फुले स्त्री अभ्यास केंद्र , सावित्रीबाई फुले पुणे विद्यापीठ येथे रजनी तिलक यांच्या …


Et Tu ‘Feminists’?: A response to the Kafila signatories

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  Maitreyee Shukla & Asmita Kundu When the #MeToo campaign started, we saw a floodgate being opened. Women tried hard to sum up their painful and often self-triggering experiences of sexual harassment within a hashtag as it garnered unconditional and explicit support from the stalwarts of feminism. Yet, to some of us, it felt unfair …


Why Not Janeu Under My Kurta?

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  Rahmath EP Lipstick Under My Burkha is a ‘by the Brahmin for the Brahmin’ movie to propagate the Savarna definition of the ‘oppressed women’. The whole movie gives you a clear picture of the story of women’s assertion on their personal and sexual liberation through brahminical patriarchal narration filled with Islamophobia by projecting Muslim …


On the Orientalist Savarna Perception of equating SIO with ABVP

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  Waseem RS  On the Orientalist Savarna Perception of equating SIO with ABVP, of twining SIO with the ghost of Global Islam and the Politics of Social Justice in JNU There is no novelty in the charge of equating SIO and ABVP as the two sides of the same religious ideology. As a Muslim student …


The ‘Dirt’ in The Dirty Picture: Caste, Gender and Silk Smitha – Part 2


Jenny Rowena Continued from here. My only preparation was to constantly tell myself that I love my body. And I was going to use it as a tool to get what I wanted in life and I was not going to be apologetic about it. So that was what Silk is for me. Therefore there is …