Intellectual Freedom vs Censorship

As a librarian, the hardest part for me has been when I have asked an eager student not to pick a particular book just because the teachers felt it was inappropriate for the age. The long drawn face still lingers with me, years after the experience. The incident made me think that how can aContinue reading “Intellectual Freedom vs Censorship”

To Hell with You Mitro (Mitro Marjani): Krishna Sobti

There could be no better timing than this to be writing the book review for a book by Krishna Sobti. The 2017 Gyanpith Award winner, also known as the grande dame of Hindi Literature. The book I am reviewing here is To hell with you Mitro. This book caused an uproar upon its publication owing toContinue reading “To Hell with You Mitro (Mitro Marjani): Krishna Sobti”

“In memory of children, girls and women victims of silence.” — Edge of Humanity Magazine

Artist and Photographer Simona Bonanno is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images. From her project ‘Chains Of Silence‘. To see Simona’s body of work click on any photograph. In memory of children, girls and women victims of silence. Silence can have many forms: it could be expected […] via “In memory of children,Continue reading ““In memory of children, girls and women victims of silence.” — Edge of Humanity Magazine”

‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls — Conversation Zimbabwe

Original post: ‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls On 6th September, StarFM’s show Pane Nyaya hosted two children who spoke about being forced into prostitution in Harare. One was 9, the other 13. The interview, painful to listen to, sat with me for hours on end. The 9Continue reading “‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls — Conversation Zimbabwe”

World Intellectual Property Rights Day: 26 April’ 2017

Earlier this year, as part of my profile as an IBDP librarian, I thought of introducing the topic of plagiarism and academic honesty in a way that will be better understood by the students. I wanted to make an impact that would stay with them. So I thought of improvising and combined World Intellectual Property RightsContinue reading “World Intellectual Property Rights Day: 26 April’ 2017”

Memory’s Daughter by Krishna Sobti

Reading this book both angered me and yet also made me feel heart broken at the plight of women in Indian society. Not much has changed from where she started. Women then and now are treated as mere cattle with value only for the womb that bears offspring, only to be pushed back into backdropContinue reading “Memory’s Daughter by Krishna Sobti”