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Jai Bhim, Justice Chandru, and a pleasant surprise

A few months back, I watched the Tamil movie, Jai Bhim, a movie that narrated the struggle of Sengani, a woman from the Irular community in Tamil Nadu who takes on a legal fight against the Tamil Nadu police as she searches for her husband, Rajakannu, who is murdered in police custody over a false… Continue reading Jai Bhim, Justice Chandru, and a pleasant surprise

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Why Do You Fear My Way So Much?

As we speak, several academics, poets, and activists - Varavara Rao, Hany Babu, Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj (since given bail), Stan Swamy (who passed away) Gautam Navlakha, Anand Teltumbde, G. N. Saibaba - are/were languishing in Indian prisons simply because they raised their voices against injustice. The Indian state has wrongfully charged them under the… Continue reading Why Do You Fear My Way So Much?

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A song on Thendral :)

One of my favorite musicians, Tajmeel Sherif, singing an Ilaiyaraaja song is the musical version of a gentle breeze: Thendral in Tamil. When Tajmeel released this cover, I thought, well, this blog has a song 🙂 I miss Tamil. https://open.spotify.com/track/5Pj5jYUArvV4a4xIyx24zv?si=495493d922fb4536 Thendral Vanthu Ennai Thodum Thendral vanthu ennai thodum[A breeze is touching me]Aaha satham intri mutham… Continue reading A song on Thendral 🙂

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Many Shades of Gender Violence and their Intersections

As part of a Culture in Conversations series held at Western Carolina University (WCU), I had the opportunity to speak on the topic of gender violence in a panel session. It was a wonderful session and felt great to participate in the panel with these amazing speakers from WCU. Link to the full session here.… Continue reading Many Shades of Gender Violence and their Intersections