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Didi. The Street Fighter

MAHASWETA DEVI (JANUARY 14, 1926 – JULY 28, 2016), WRITER AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST Protocol wasn’t Didi’s thing. Shoitan! (Satan) she would say lovingly. And then grab you and plonk you on her lap. The fact that both Rahnuma and I were far … Continue reading

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Runs in the Family

New findings about schizophrenia rekindle old questions about genes and identity. BY SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE  The author and his father have seen several relatives succumb to mental illness. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAYANITA SINGH FOR THE NEW YORKER In the winter of 2012, I … Continue reading

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Embracing the Amateur

We spot a lens peering at us from the corner of our eye. Immediately we straighten up, fix our hair, smooth the rough in our clothes, consciously make – or avoid – eye contact. Only the well trained is able … Continue reading

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They call us now

JULY 19, 2014 NICHOLAS ROBSON A Facebook friend shared the following remarkable poem by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, who is a co-founder of the Institute for Middle East Understanding based in Seattle. It catches the nightmarish absurdity of the latest invasion … Continue reading

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Intelligent People All Have One Thing In Common: They Stay Up Later Than You

When the moon beckons LIFE • LAUREN MARTIN •JUL 28, 2014 – 3:00PM There’s an electricity in the moon. A pulse, a magic, an energy. A bewitching entrancement unlike that of the sun. The moon is for things unseen, things done in the shadows … Continue reading

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Gaza

by Sudeep Sen   Soaked in blood, children, their heads blown out even before they are formed.   Gauze, gauze, more gauze — interminable lengths not long enough to soak   all the blood in Gaza. A river of blood … Continue reading

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Picturing Abortion

by Sarah Ackley Hipocrite Reader ISSUE 14 | INNOCENCE | MAR 2012 The stunning fetal images by photographer Lennart Nilsson, first published in the April 3, 1965 issue of Life, have become iconic in the anti-abortion movement. According to Life Site News, Nilsson is credited with taking “photographs … Continue reading

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Salima Hashmi on Faiz Ahmed Faiz

In this lovely interview, Salima Hashmi, who has played such a vital role in promoting Pakistani art, talks about her father Faiz Ahmad Faiz. About writing poetry under military rule, about his meeting with Pablo Neruda and his feelings about … Continue reading

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