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Amidst nationwide protests, how artist Appupen aims to elevate art and change minds
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Amidst nationwide protests, how artist Appupen aims to elevate art and change minds

Bengaluru-based artist Appupen talks to Firstpost on the social responsibility of artists, practising dissent online while also trying to elevate art, hoping to change people's minds, and the importance of anti-CAA-NRC protests.

Decoding India's engagement with CAA, NRC: What impels or deters a citizen from partaking in the dialogue
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Decoding India's engagement with CAA, NRC: What impels or deters a citizen from partaking in the dialogue

Civic Studios carried out a survey exploring ways in which people are engaging with the CAA and NRC, the factors that drive people to take a stand on the issue or participate in pro or anti CAA and/or NRC protests, obstacles keeping them from partaking in the dialogue, and further information/action citizens seek from the state, police or movement organisers.

Mumbai Pride 2020: Thousands stand in solidarity with queer Muslims amid CAA-NRC chaos, urge govt to amend 'draconian' Transgender Act
India

Mumbai Pride 2020: Thousands stand in solidarity with queer Muslims amid CAA-NRC chaos, urge govt to amend 'draconian' Transgender Act

At the Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride 2020 in Mumbai, sentiments of a broken "cistem" ran high, as thousands gathered to further the cause of equality, LGBTQIA+ rights.

With Mumbai Police revoking permission for march, Mumbai Pride Parade 2020 to be held as 'solidarity gathering'
India

With Mumbai Police revoking permission for march, Mumbai Pride Parade 2020 to be held as 'solidarity gathering'

Following the Mumbai Police decision to deny permission for this year's Queer Azaadi Mumbai (QAM) Pride Parade to march at August Kranti Maidan, QAM has secured permission for a 'solidarity gathering' at Azaad Maidan on Saturday, 1 February, from 3 pm to 6 pm. On their social media, the organisers have clarified that "It is not a celebration this time."

In his new book, TM Krishna explores how caste oppression invisibilised India's mridangam-makers
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In his new book, TM Krishna explores how caste oppression invisibilised India's mridangam-makers

Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna's new book Sebastian and Sons: A Brief History of Mrdangam Makers cuts to the chase with a palpable urgency, right from page one. The mridangam is a young instrument, only a century old, that has deftly travelled up the musical ranks to secure its place on the stage of Carnatic music. And yet its makers, many of whom belong to Dalit Christian communities, continue to reside on society's margins.

12th Mumbai Pride March in limbo as Mumbai Police withholds permission, citing safety issues over 'possible CAA-NRC protests'
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12th Mumbai Pride March in limbo as Mumbai Police withholds permission, citing safety issues over 'possible CAA-NRC protests'

Three days before this year's edition of the Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Parade, the Mumbai Police has denied permission for the event to be held at the historic August Kranti Maidan, which has traditionally served as the starting point of the march.