When St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Sciences decided to hold offline examinations in the thick of a pandemic, I tried to prevent them from manufacturing a superspreader event through the course of law.
For those enjoying in the “modern day” a plate of porotta and beef fry, the historical significance of their meal, however, may not be evident. It’s a good meal and a free country, who the hell cares?
Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increased interest in and awareness of privilege. The sociological concept of privilege refers to any advantage that is unearned, exclusive, and socially conferred. Even though these privileges are invisible, they have visible impacts on the world we experience around us. Many of us now formally recognize thatContinue reading “You’ve checked your privilege, now what?”
On February 20, 2020, 19-year-old Amulya Leona Noronha was booked for sedition under four Sections of the Indian Penal Code. In the midst of a media frenzy manipulated by local officials of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), it had been alleged that her praise for longtime enemy and neighbor Pakistan was “anti-national.” I had metContinue reading “The Indian classroom: A microcosm of sanghi country”