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Surveillance and Punishment in the Village: Reflections on Imayam’s Pethavan

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  Karthick RM “Hence the major effect of the Panopticon: to induce in the inmate a state of conscious and permanent visibility that assures the automatic functioning of power.”-Michel Foucault “What is a village but a sink of localism, a den of ignorance, narrow-mindedness and communalism?”-BR Ambedkar From the time when reports of social media …

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Harassed for Standing with Kashmir: Interview with Rupesh Kumar & Afthab Ellath

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  Round Table India Recently, on 18th July, sixteen individuals who gathered in Kannur, Kerala, to discuss the ongoing situation in Kashmir and to express solidarity with the Kashmiris were arrested by the police. In this interview, Round Table India talks with two of the arrested: documentary film-maker Rupesh Kumar, and social media activist Afthab …

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The Price of Silence ……Who Will Bell the Cat?

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Dr. N Sukumar “Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man presents his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population”. ~ Albert Einstein A few months ago, the academia was intensely debating the Wendy Doniger issue. For the person on the street, it was much …