K for Konkani – K for Kannada

Children born of bilingual marriages occupy a strange position in schools, especially as subjects of raised-eyebrow discussions between teachers. But we are gifted in a way that the xeroxed products of Brahmanical endogamy can never understand. Our bodies are Ambedkar’s dream realised – it’s here that we have mixed & also carry a mixture ofContinue reading “K for Konkani – K for Kannada”

Ram ka kya hoga? Part III of the Dalit Women Speak Out Conference

Premalata is a 23- year-old MBA graduate from Telangana. I met her on Day Two of the Dalit Women Speak Out conference in Pune, 20 Dec 2017. When I first saw her, she was angrily untangling the beads from her dupatta. She had just ended a very upsetting phone conversation. She snapped the phone shutContinue reading “Ram ka kya hoga? Part III of the Dalit Women Speak Out Conference”

Meta Diaries – Days Three, Four, Five and Six

Day Three The film review contest had 20 participants. Some lizards wanted to know the name of the film so they could watch it aaram se at home. Some Dengue mosquitoes decided to participate only if the name of the film sounded interesting. So what did we screen? Let’s just say that when I closedContinue reading “Meta Diaries – Days Three, Four, Five and Six”