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Mildred Pierce: Expendable Queers

Mildred Pierce, written by James M. Cain, was firstly published in 1941, as Cain’s epic tribute to the Great Depression when mothers were forced into ample fighters who not only survived but thrived during the hard times. 376 more words

Body Politics

The Impossible Gandhian Project and its Limits - Remembering the Mahatma Today

Majboori ka naam Mahatma Gandhi (Roughly: Compulsion thy name is Mahatma Gandhi)

I have grown up hearing this expression and have often wondered about its meaning and at the almost proverbial status acquired by it. 1,410 more words

Bad Ideas

Beneath the glitter - Looking at The Asian Games : Praveen Verma

Guest post by PRAVEEN VERMA

Does it amaze you when you hear the stories of poverty and success in same sentence? Does it amaze us when we hear the stories of some of the best sports-persons and the hardship they have dealt with before and throughout their careers? 1,719 more words

Culture

Depression is a bitch

It’s been a while since I wrote on here but my god have things been busy.

I was juggling the twins, dealing with B1 and B2, handling the sleel deprivation, managing to not live off take away food, toilet training B1, successfully doing family outings on weekends and still squeezing in nail appointments. 129 more words

Kids

Performing the goddess: Chapal Bhaduri and Naveen Kishore

Film on Chapal Bhaduri by Naveen Kishore.

Conversation with Chapal Bhaduri transcribed and translated by Naveen Kishore.

Chapal Rani.

I can no longer hear. The whispering autumn leaves. 2,559 more words

Culture

2+ Genders?

Are there more than two genders? This question tends to cause a lot of backlash, some invoking “basic biology” and others “it’s between your ears.” Is it, in fact, basic biology or is it something more than that? 782 more words

Genders

Overmastered with a piece of valiant dust?

I am by no definition an athlete. As a child in frigid Winnipeg, I played pickup hockey on an outdoor rink with wobbly skates, held upright by the stick I used mostly as a cane. 1,085 more words