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Author Archives: Pranav Jani
The Jamhuriyat Road to Taksim Square: Shilpi Suneja.
Thanks to Keegan O’Brien for this powerful photo — which is part of a series: http://principlepictures.com/blog/2013/04/16/to-boston-from-kabul-with-love/ Blood has no national identification. Our capacity for empathy and solidarity is massive, and always must expand beyond the nationality of the victims.
This morning when I opened my inbox I got an excellent reminder of who teachers really are and what they/we do. The first line of the email to parents, written at 2am, says it all: ‘I want to let you … Continue reading
In Half of a Yellow Sun by Adichie, a character writes that the post-1884 British colonizers of what became Nigeria preferred the North over the South because of the weather — but also because: “‘the Hausa-Fulani were narrow featured and … Continue reading
At one point this morning, I had two FB pages open and a Gmail window to sync my calender to my mobile. I was responding to a note when two chats appeared on my screen at the same time. My … Continue reading
I’m giving a paper at the 2012 South Asia Conference in Madison. That’s right, a literature guy amongst the social scientists. I’ll try to keep up… The panel is “Reading the Revolutionaries,” on Indian revolutionaries of the 1920s and 1930s. … Continue reading
This post is part of a series of posts on my Delhi trip last year. I had promised a detailed, regular snapshot of my year in India — and what have I given you instead? Nothing better than a few … Continue reading
This post is part of a series of posts on my Delhi trip last year. Delhi High Court was bombed on Wednesday, killing 11 and injuring over 70. Deep sympathies to the victims and their families. *** Sometime in last … Continue reading