Category Archives: Drik and its initiatives

The spirit of a ghostly fabric

Having heard Saif speak of muslin over the last three years, I had gained some knowledge, albeit second hand. Going out filming with him to museums, arboretums and libraries, I had met some of the world’s leading experts. Lived part … Continue reading

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Chobi Mela IX: Transitions

Imagine being told you have only ten more days. To love, to live, to celebrate, to cherish, to repent, to ponder. Perhaps ten weeks, maybe months. Perhaps you have cancer, or you are on someone’s hit list. Or you have … Continue reading

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Kalpana’s Warriors in Delhi

THE SEARCH FOR KALPANA CHAKMA BY SMRITI DANIEL  /  28TH JANUARY 2016   Shahidul Alam has long been gripped by the life of a woman he has never met. It’s been two decades since Kalpana Chakma was abducted, but Shahidul refuses to … Continue reading

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As Drik As Possible

The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the electricity went (as it often did), we had to reload it. Our bathroom doubled as our … Continue reading

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As Drik as Possible

Introduction to the Drik 2016 calendar. A behind the scenes glimpse at a remarkable media phenomenon: The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the … Continue reading

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The Statesman, and the Photographer

The statesman, and the photographer Originally published as an Op-Ed in The New Age August 24, 2015 by Shahidul Alam LOOKING at this photograph, one of the few in our library where the photographer is unknown, I realise how times … Continue reading

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Bentleys and Benefits

  Bentleys and Benefits is a unique exhibition at Rich Mix capturing the story and social diversity of the East End through the eyes of the young people who live here. The exhibition brings together the outcomes of ‘Demystifying Photography’, a series … Continue reading

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Moving opening ceremony of “Kalpana’s Warriors”

Remarkable: Noam Chomsky Absolutely stunning: Jess Worth. New Internationalist Magazine (Oxford) We had a fabulous opening with moving recitation of Kabita Chakma’s poem “I will defy” by Aungmakhai Chak, Marium Rupa and Rahnuma Ahmed. Many of the warriors were present in person. We were sad … Continue reading

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Kalpana’s Warriors

Remarkable: Noam Chomsky Absolutely stunning: Jess Worth. New Internationalist Magazine (Oxford) They told me you were quiet. But I felt the rage in your silence. That when you spoke, they rose above themselves. But I felt their fear. That they … Continue reading

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Global Photography Exhibition Opens at UN Rights Council Meeting

Photographs Humanize Rule of Law and Access to Justice Photographers: Kabir Dhanji, Lucas Lenci, Shehzad Noorani, Vicky Roy, Farzana Wahidy Curator: Shahidul Alam “In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda,” a photo exhibition on the challenges of development and the … Continue reading

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