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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Sameena Dalwai

Sameena Dalwai

Why statues, parks celebrating Dalit icons matter
Wed, Dec 08, 2021

🔴 Sameena Dalwai writes: They are a way for the marginalised to claim their rightful share of public space and history

Whether in India or the UK, discrimination begins in school
Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Sameena Dalwai writes: It is a rite of passage to a senseless, prejudiced world

How fasting during Ramzan reinforces the humility and gratitude integral to Islam
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Men and women, rich and poor, master and servant all experience hunger pangs, a parity of experience that can shatter arrogance

Karachi Bakery can change name, but can we wipe out our past, erase our memories?
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

What to say to the unfortunate souls who demand that Karachi Bakery change its name? How to wipe out our past, erase our memories?

Mixed race not only lives but thrives. Withdrawing Tanishq ad means denying our reality
Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Taking back Tanishq ad means we believe that it is mischievous fiction, that these kinds of relationships do not exist in reality. But they do. Our life is the answer to the trolls.

Police brutality against vulnerable demands a George Floyd moment in India
Sat, Jul 04, 2020

Thousands of white people are on the streets of Europe and the US, supporting black people in their demands, saying, “No Justice, No Peace”. Can we hope the Indian majority classes and governments will follow suit?

A solution that raises questions
Fri, Aug 09, 2019

Triple talaq needed to go. But the law criminalises men, while providing few safeguards for wronged wives.

The dancer and the dance
Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Caste and gender hold the key to understand the politics that unites parties in opposing dance bars in Mumbai.

To live is to be political
Mon, Nov 26, 2018

Art cannot be an apolitical sphere if artistes are to be the conscience-keepers of society. But in tyrannical reigns, expression in the form of art is first curbed and then smothered.

How a city remembers
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Twenty-five years ago, the Mumbai riots changed the narrative, a family bore witness. The episode left behind a justification of violence, and humiliation