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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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5-year-old Palestinian schools Israeli soldiers on War Crimes

1-minute video: 5-year-old Palestinian schools Israeli soldiers on War Crimes Posted on November 4, 2015 by Carl Herman 5-year-old Janna Ayyad shames Israeli soldiers with Sami Yusuf’s poetry: All your armies, all your fighters, All your tanks, and all your … Continue reading

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Raise Shit

downtown eastside poem of resistance by Bud Osborn “…the myth of the frontier is an invention that rationalizes the violence of gentrification and displacement” neil smith 1996 “these pioneers in the gradual gentrification of the downtown eastside say their hopes … 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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