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Mazdoori and Azadi: A Portrait of Invisible Men in an Invisible City

The day-time bus ride from Bangalore to Chennai is one of those seemingly endless journeys; I picked up the book, Free Man, which I had begun to read a few days earlier. I was on my way back from a job interview with a mainstream newspaper, where I’d ...

Story - By: - 2011-11-15 01:54 - 1 comment

Enemy Alien

After the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government adopted a policy of singling out and deporting all deportable persons in the United States from Muslim and Arab countries. Caught up in this dragnet, Palestinian activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti was arrested and ...

Story - By: - 2011-11-06 22:31 - 1 comment

The Summers of Discontent

In this photo essay reflecting on his return to Kashmir as a journalist, Talal Ansari animates some of the more recent returns to calls for independence.  He guides us from the early years of the conflict through the contemporary and renewed protest ...

Photo Essay - By: - 2011-08-30 21:36 - 5 comments

Reflections from the Valley of Controlled Chaos

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din gives us vignettes of his cultural work in Kashmir against the brutal terrain of violent conflict that are simultaneously hopeful and melancholic.  He points to promulgation of the word “normalcy” as a way to deny the distinct and ...

Story - By: - 2011-08-30 01:13 - 8 comments

The Revolution is Not Over, Yet I Yearn for the Days in Tahrir

These images of those days are at once an homage and reminder of what was precious, undefined, yet so extraordinary - and at the same time, what we constantly seek, what we have to continue to aspire to as we do the very real work of revolution. There is ...

Photo Essay - By: - 2011-05-31 22:24 - 7 comments

Inna Babylon

Mutiny and the Soul Rebels from the Subcontinent ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 1 comment

Elegy for a Nuclear Diaspora

A Review of Nitin Sawhney's Beyond Skin ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 2 comments

A Matter of Words

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's Bhezti causes an uproar in the Sikh community, pitting free speech against religious tolerance. But are blasphemy laws the answer? ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 1 comment

Committed to Life

"Aniruddha Das of the SAMAR Collective speaks with Aniruddha Das of Asian Dub Foundation" ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 1 comment

Hybrid and Alive

An Interview with Pianist Vijay Iyer ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 2 comments

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