With Covid-19 reaching Azadpur Mandi, a fruit seller shares his challenges, fears

Vishnu has never watched Gangs of New York, the 2002 Martin Scorsese movie. Therefore, it is impossible that he had heard Daniel Day Lewis say with a sense of avuncular pride and deep intensity, “I am 47 years old”. But that is exactly what he says in Hindi when asked his age. “I am very senior,” he … Continue reading With Covid-19 reaching Azadpur Mandi, a fruit seller shares his challenges, fears

Internet Freedom Is Expected to See a Dip This Year (But People Will Find Ways to Stay Connected)

On the night of January 5th, outside the North Gate of Delhi’s premier educational institute Jawaharlal Nehru University, I tried, while balancing on my toes among young people pushing and pulling each other, to upload photos and videos of the chaos unfolding in front of me with no success. I was suddenly proud of my … Continue reading Internet Freedom Is Expected to See a Dip This Year (But People Will Find Ways to Stay Connected)

“I Will Do It Again If I Have to”: the Poster Girl of Jamia Protests

On the afternoon of December 15, when Aysha Renna and her university buddies decided to join the march organised by students and locals near Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Delhi, to protest the new Citizenship law, little did she realise that she would shortly be catapulted to national fame for her defiance and courage in the … Continue reading “I Will Do It Again If I Have to”: the Poster Girl of Jamia Protests

Wounded Soldiers from Civil War-Ravaged Yemen Get a Healing Touch in India

IN 2015, MOHAMMED Omer Mohsin was conscripted, trained and sent to fight a bloody war by his army within a matter of weeks. Everything happened in a flash. Then a lanky 20-year-old interested in football, math and Islamic studies, his circumstances began to change rapidly. It was unsettling, the way his country transformed overnight. From … Continue reading Wounded Soldiers from Civil War-Ravaged Yemen Get a Healing Touch in India