When the people in power want us to forget the reality and to believe false narratives, we must remind Milan Kundera’s words, “the struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”. Memories must expose the dark pages in the past and must energize the present struggle for justice and survival.
So the queer community of India can be optimistic, they may even start preparing for celebrations. But when you celebrate the ultimate victory on your big day, make sure that you pay Mr. Suresh Kumar Koushal a visit and make his day.
I live in the hostel that is historical for its stories of protests and sleepless nights. Yet for the past two months, the bathrooms on my floor doesn’t have proper lights or exhaust system. We don’t have a proper way to dispose of our sanitary napkins and the purifier in the floor doesn’t supply water anymore. There are days we find worms and flies in the food provided to us.
A fatherly figure in the Indian media, Kuldip Nayar, breathed his last on Thursday early morning. A doyen of Indian journalism, he etched his name in the minds of readers by his columns and memoirs. His demise comes at a time when the corporate media houses in India are more obsequious to their political masters.
Kerala is busy pledging together #weshallovercome.
His life is indeed an event – variously as a poet, script-writer, politician, administrator, scholar, and also as a man of families – that belie an eventual death. Some two-hundred years lived within the counted nineties, probably.
A great moment in the history of Dalit and Muslim relations has suffered another serious setback.
I salute you, Shujaat Bukhari, for your fearless journalism and may you be an eternal source of inspiration for the warriors of truth. Amen
Kaala is not about creating one large icon like Hari Dada but celebrating the thousands of icons of Dharavi who face the brutality of capital, caste, and religious bigotry.
One of the photos that have gone viral is the photo showing clear affection between two leading politician women in India: Mayawati and Sonia Gandhi. The photo is important for Indian politics.