19 years since 9/11, examining historical linkages between national crises and pathologising of sexuality
The queer-immigrant-terrorist type is here to stay. It gives the US a ready justification to invest in surveillance technologies targeting Muslims and people of colour, to detain and deport, to live out its unruly visions anchored in homonationalism.
Naiyer Masud, a curator of the unsaid: Remembering the award-winning writer, his dream-like and elusive style
First-time readers are usually bewildered, desperately trying to ‘make sense’ of Sahitya Akademi award-winner Naiyer Masud's stories. Curious and haunted, they return, to feel their filigree-like negative spaces.
After Mahmoud Darwish in Palestine, Agha Shahid Ali in Kashmir and the Miyah poets in Assam
Article 370 revoked: Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna responds to the crisis in Jammu and Kashmir through poetry, music
TM Krishna, otherwise known for being a sharp social commentator and activist, chose not to speak or opine on the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir but expressed his emotions with the mediums of poetry and music.
From what I gather from Amitav Ghosh’s relatively detailed portrayal of his last months in his essay, ‘The Ghat of the Only World’: Agha Shahid in Brooklyn, Shahid died peacefully, having embraced death as he had embraced life before his mother’s death.
So, what starts as a flurry of phone calls to ascertain the whereabouts of Masood saheb and his family in flood-ravaged Srinagar eventually turns into a ‘serialised’ conversation.