Articles by Anvisha Manral
Nov 16, 2019
The Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler on how men's non-apologies are holding up the patriarchyAs relevant as ever in the age of #MeToo, Ensler's examination is an imagined letter from her dead father, also her abuser from the ages of five to 10.
Oct 31, 2019
Manreet Sodhi Someshwar on The Radiance of a Thousand Suns, her feminist exploration of 1984 anti-Sikh pogromOn the 35th anniversary of the carnage that changed India forever, Manreet Sodhi Someshwar spoke with Firstpost about her book based on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, The Radiance of a Thousand Suns, the women of the narrative, and why the story is theirs to tell.
Oct 21, 2019
Warli tribe’s Save Aarey movement serves as beacon of community spirit and inclusive activismEven as the number of trees felled at Aarey stands at 2,141, the locals — members of the Warli tribe — who revere and rely on the forest have found strength in solidarity.
Oct 18, 2019
TikTok's runaway success in India is a story best understood through the rise of the platform's many starsTo study the popularity of TikTok in India is to study an emergent Indian class, a group of individuals for whom the platform is a space inclusive of all kinds of sensibilities and contradictions.
Oct 13, 2019
India declared open defecation free, but in Mumbai's Mahim, slum residents face a different realityFor the slum-dwellers of Mahim East, the Modi government's claim of the country becoming open defecation free is "a lie".
Oct 10, 2019
NORMAL, Gaysi Family's latest zine, meditates on queer horror steeped in Indian-nessGaysi Family's quarterly magazine, Gaysi Zine, brings together NORMAL, a collection of 18 literary pieces that meditate on horror from a queer perspective.
Sep 26, 2019
Oxford University-backed Project Dastaan to recreate lost legacies of Partition survivors through virtual realityProject Dastaan, an initiative led by a group of students at Oxford University, seeks to use virtual reality (VR) to reconnect Partition survivors with their childhood, heritage, and ancestry.
Sep 18, 2019
InQueerAble Happenings' theatre presentation Short+Salty looks at queer lives outside identity politicsStaged in celebration of the first anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark judgment on Section 377, Short+Salty explores identities, conventions, and queer lives in rigid societal structures.
Sep 06, 2019
Growing Up Gay in India author Vivek Tejuja: 'Isn't enough queer literature in Indian context'Releasing on the first anniversary of the repealing of Section 377, Vivek Tejuja's book is a recollection of navigating the nineties as a gay man in Mumbai.
Sep 05, 2019
The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act ails India's tangible heritage; is the 2017 draft bill constructive?In India, the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972, was formulated at a time when there was a need for it — the reserves of certain museums in Britain continued to swell, while the country struggled to protect its own fabled jewels and antiquities. Therefore, the act was based on protectionism. However, it is no longer serving its purpose.