To the Edge of Sorrow: How Covid-19 Altered Our Perceptions About Life, Loss

Relatives prepare for the cremation of a Covid victim in Guwahati, September 28 (Photo: AP) MY FIRST experiences with grief were from the stories of my grandmother. For an old and benign woman of sunny disposition, she had a penchant for narrating the grimmest of stories with us children huddled around her in rapt attention, … Continue reading To the Edge of Sorrow: How Covid-19 Altered Our Perceptions About Life, Loss

Katharina Volckmer’s Debut Novel ‘The Appointment’ Explores Germany’s Historical Baggage in a Personal and Political way

IT IS A MONOLOGUE in just over 100 pages and it is only towards the end that the reader recognises the root of the problem the narrator is trying to address: historical guilt. Specifically, the German historical guilt of its Nazi past, which, according to the author, needs more resolute acts of reconciliation proportionate to … Continue reading Katharina Volckmer’s Debut Novel ‘The Appointment’ Explores Germany’s Historical Baggage in a Personal and Political way

China Critic and Historian Olsi Jazexhi Says He is Worried About Anti-Muslim Campaigns in India

Olsi Jazexhi is an Albanian-Canadian historian and journalist who shot to fame following his controversial visit to China’s Xinjiang province last year as a guest of the Chinese government. While on a guided tour of the region, he uploaded videos from what China describes as vocational centres for Muslim minority Uighurs and claimed that they were more … Continue reading China Critic and Historian Olsi Jazexhi Says He is Worried About Anti-Muslim Campaigns in India