Category Archive: Art

Kashmir: New terminology of dissent

Shehla Rashid is a Kashmiri, a woman and a writer in that order. Her twitter handle is  @ShehlaRashid Ever since the Zubin Mehta controversy began, I’ve been receiving messages on Facebook (and mentions… Continue reading

Phook Leh

Smokers are jokers. Fire at one end, fool at the other. Smokers are chokers. So let us poke them. Devbhumi Himachal should be smoke free. Only Lord Shiva is permitted. Plastic doesn’t choke,… Continue reading

कँवल भारती के उत्पीड़न के ख़िलाफ़ प्रतिरोध पत्र

हम लेखक, कवि, बुद्धिजीवी, ब्लॉगर, फेसबुक यूजर्स वरिष्ठ चिन्तक कँवल भारती की गिरफ्तारी की कार्यवाही की कड़े शब्दों में निंदा करते हैं. यह अभिव्यक्ति के अधिकार पर हमला है. कँवल भारती  की फेसबुक… Continue reading

मैं इस समय इज़रायल नहीं जाऊँगी: मीरा नायर

सुप्रसिद्ध फ़िल्मकार मीरा नायर ने इज़रायल में आयोजित होने वाले हाइफ़ा इंटरनेशनल फ़िल्म फ़ेस्टिवल के आमंत्रण को अस्वीकार कर दिया है. सोशल नेटवर्क साईट ट्वीटर पर अपने इस निर्णय के बारे में बताते… Continue reading

I am Nasrine

Joobin Bekhrad reflects on I am Nasrine– Tina Gharavi’s coming-of-age film about the experiences of an Iranian immigrant girl in England. Joobin is the Founder and Editor of REORIENT, as well as the… Continue reading

‘मेरे पास बस शहद का एक कटोरा है’

प्रकाश के रे बरगद के संपादक हैं. जनसत्ता में 3 जून, 2013 को प्रकाशित. समकालीन इतिहास की एक उल्लेखनीय विशेषता यह है कि इसमें विचारधारात्मक संकीर्णताएँ रचनाकारों और रचनात्मकता को अक्सर निशाना बनाती… Continue reading

Nazim Hikmet: Autobiography

Nazim Hikmet (15 Jan 1902-3 June 1963) penned this poem titled ‘Autobiography’ in East Berlin on 11 September 1961. This is translated  by Randy Blasing and Mutlu Konuk (1993) and is being republished… Continue reading

Talking Gulzar

Prakash K Ray is the Editor, A version of this article has appeared in The New Indian Express (Feb 3, 2013). Book Review In The Company of a Poet: Gulzar in conversation… Continue reading

Aaron Swartz

I met Aaron when he was 14 or 15. He was working on XML stuff (he co-wrote the RSS specification when he was 14) and came to San Francisco often, and would stay… Continue reading

GulfLabor January 2013 Public Statement

Gulflabor(1) is a coalition of artists, writers, curators, educators and others working to ensure that workers’ rights are protected during the construction and maintenance of new cultural institutions on Saadiyat Island in Abu… Continue reading


Parul Wadhwa is a documentarian currently working in New York, can be reached at parul[at] It was the supposed doomsday and on the eve of 21/12/2012, thousands gathered on Times Square in New… Continue reading