Khwaab Tanha Collective was started with the intention of visibilising Urdu literary voices in a political and cultural climate, which would rather wish them, and their contributions, away. However, it has since broadened its horizon, to include, Hindi and Punjabi language literature. So firecrackers like Jaun Elia, Ismat Chugtai, Fahmida Riaz and Majaz Lakhnawi are now in the revolutionary company of Pash and Bhagat Singh, among others.
Jasmeen Patheja is an artist, and also the founder director of Blank Noise. Patheja is also a photographer.
7 Isles Unclaimed digs into Bombay's reclamation, the colonial project that converted seven islands — the Isle of Bombay, Colaba, Old Woman's Island (Little Colaba), Mahim, Mazagaon, Parel and Worli — into something closer to the peninsular shape that appears on maps today.
In the aftermath of the recent arrests of activists and writers, the Almora chapter of the Kankurgachi Hegel Club, an amateur group of Hegel enthusiasts, is worried and can’t help wonder if it is safe to keep Hegel on their bookshelves. They have initiated a three-pronged—that is, by heart, by scroll and by marginalia—project to hide Hegel
In this chapter of Jagte Raho, which features art and text by Mo’Halla, humans are caught in the big infrastructure of the big city. His work Nightfall in Democracy Heights makes jibes at and speculates on demonetisation
Amshu Chukki’s on-going interest in the political histories of Karnataka is routed via the site, more specifically, sites of protest scattered across the state capital, Bangalore
The idea of ‘going viral’ is embedded in Kush Badhwar’s mojiji | In 'File Image' Pallavi Paul combines many threads while focusing on the narratives of Sufi mystic, teacher and poet Mansur Al-Hallaj (c. 858–922) and the epidemic of cow-related lynchings and violence in the country | From our series #JagteRaho
Under the heading of Invisible Light, different themes will be introduced; Jagte Raho is our opening theme. As we go along, more themes will be introduced. That is not to say that Jagte Raho will have concluded once a new theme is introduced. The themes will coexist and interlace, and on any given week, one of them will activated by a new post.