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Christmas in Fiji

By Annie Surdi
I didn’t get to see the famous Fijian resorts. But I got to spend a lot of time with Evelyn and her family. I began learning so much more about their culture and their way of life. If I had had been in a resort, I would have just been sunbathing or scuba diving and I wouldn’t have been so immersed in their culture.

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Some variety: : Translation of a few short stories of Subimal Misra

By Subimal Misra
They leave the young girls in such a state that they’re unable to stand up for the next two or three days. We didn’t like hearing all that. Ordering a few bottles of mahua and holding the two girls in my arms, I entered the room.

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A boot of one’s own

By Ritushree Sengupta
The maker of the boots had chosen them over a sobbing lover probably because she knew the value of freedom which one has to earn over the wise and silly, silly and wise years of experiences.

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Travelling with Mary Hopkins

By Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca
Being short in stature, I could not reach the handle bars in the train, so I had to hold on to my boyfriend’s waist. Once, I actually held on to another man’s waist, and apologized profusely when I discovered my mistake.

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Content: Shaheen Bagh and the Anti-CAA Protests: The Struggle to Create New Concepts (Issue 55)

Content: Shaheen Bagh and the Anti-CAA Protests: The Struggle to Create New Concepts (Issue 55)

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Guest-Editorial: “What do these women want?”

By Huzaifa Omair Siddiqi
If citizenship operates not just abstractly (in the legal sense) and punitively (in the governmental sense) but also as exclusionary (in the global sense), then what is the point in retaining it as a central civic concept?

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The Little Protesters: Shaheen Bagh and its Children

By Sohini Saha
This piece will thereby interrogate the presence and participation of children in the context of Shaheen Bagh and in doing so will seek to rethink protests altogether. Moving away from thinking about the children’s presence as passiveness, it will seek to read presence as participation in itself.

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Shaheen Bagh and a new wave of feminism

By Sharonee Dasgupta & Fathima M
The protests at Shaheeen Bagh subvert the stereotypes usually associated with the Muslim women in India. They depict the strength of the ordinariness sans any romanticization of any revolutionary act.

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Understanding the Grammar of Anti-CAA 2019 Protests through Ambedkarite Constitutionalism

By Aniruddha Babar
The drafts of the constitution not only reflect his master statesmanship but also his heart as a social activist for which Ambedkar became a symbol of struggle and justice in the mass movements against the CAA in 2019.

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Tracing the Resonance of Ambedkarite Thought with Anti-CAA Protests

By Mridula Sharma
The inadequacy of the academia to lead research and dialogue in the context of the CAA and the emerging anti-CAA protests highlights its inability to comprehend the vocabulary created by the protesters in their pursuit of radical change.

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Poem: bedaari

By Anil Pradhan
but baghs will become thoroughfares will become nations
you will finally arrive home, sublimate onto the endless
that none has seen, shall see, except for you, until then
we shall wait and remember
we will live another night

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Poem: How an Upper-Class Hindu Responds to Riots

By Kinshuk Gupta
When I ask a lady to lie down on the couch to examine her breast lump, sweat drops germinate near her hairline forming lines of fear that trace their way down to her neck.

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Four Poems by Sutputra Radheye

By Sutputra Radheye
Flowers wore burkhas
And sat in rows
To form a bagh

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