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Wandering Women

There have been many citizen responses since the ‘Nirbhaya’ Delhi gang rape of 2012 — and they have included protests, plays, safety apps that can be downloaded on cell phones and more. And actually, these responses keep on coming. Recently, I was invited to a conference by young Mumbaikar Trisha Shetty, at which she had […]

Posted on: 16-09-2015
In: Columns
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If it doesn’t spread, it’s dead

It was my honour to bring my guru Professor Henry Jenkins to India last month as a visiting Professor for our Godrej LOUD campus tour.  Henry is the founder of the MIT Comparative Media Studies programme, from which I graduated some years ago, and is now the Provost Professor at the University of Southern California in […]

Posted on: 16-08-2015
In: Columns
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The Cape of Good Hope

I got goosebumps sitting in a tiny room in a cell block on Robben Island, listening to Ahmed Kathrada or Uncle Kathy, as he is lovingly called by all, tell me and my fellow World Economic Forum (WEF) delegates about the 26 years he had spent as a prisoner alongside his close friend Nelson Mandela, […]

Posted on: 20-07-2015
In: Columns
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The choices we make

One of the privileges of the work I do is that it enables me to meet some really incredible people. I want to tell you about two of them — the Nobel Peace Prize winner for 2014, Kailash Satyarthi, and the award-winning Columbia University professor and bestselling author, Sheena Iyengar — both of whom I […]

Posted on: 17-06-2015
In: Columns
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A tale of two biennales

This is a post about two biennales that I visited recently. The Kochi Biennale lasted for three months, while the Dharavi Biennale was shorter, lasting just three weeks. But between both of them, they created such incredible energy, and moments of such immense beauty, that I have been left breathless with excitement.  In Kochi, I felt […]

Posted on: 17-04-2015
In: Columns
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Warp and Weft

There’s something to be said when, on reflection, the highlight of an art fair is a row of design stalls and food counters outside the main pavilion. The glamorous Nira Kehar, from the now shut Chez Nini, had assembled a bunch of her cool hipster friends for a design and food pop-up at the India […]

Posted on: 12-03-2015
In: Columns
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