Conceptualised by the Kadak Collective, the Bystander anthology is an ambitious crowdfunded project that aims to gather works created by a diverse group of over 50 South Asian creators from 13 countries.
Shame, non-acceptance, and exclusion unfailingly accompany baldness. But baldness can be fertile, too—for humour and style, if nothing else.
In conversation with the Admin of the wildly popular Facebook page Humans of Hindutva, on satire, subterfuge, and skewering the Right-wing on social media.
Our feelings are second-hand. Our love is constructed. Our beliefs are coloured, our originality validated through artificial art. It has become truly difficult to love without getting hurt.
Did my leaving India bind me to it in a way that staying would not have?
What would happen today if an attempt were made to project on T.V. a different version of the Ramayana?
We are being told a story; one that elevates downright misogyny to the revered status of Indian Culture.
Even in a country as inherently classist as India, a lower class man has far more power than an upper class woman.
Apart from what it dresses in, one needs to constantly monitor where the body goes, who it is seen with, and when it can appear in public places.
Male Justice has marched on undaunted, and mutated into more potent and prurient forms.
As a woman, you are never entirely independent and detached; everyone has a stake in keeping your freedom in check. And they will never let you forget that.
In real life, you don’t get to have your cake and eat it too. Because it makes you fat.