Naz and After

by Les-what?   In 2008, when a two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court delivered a judgment decriminalizing ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’[1], I was thirteen years old and had scarcely begun to grapple with the uneasy awareness of my incipient sexuality. The newspaper was emblazoned with uncharacteristically vibrant images the morning after…

Who Will Fight Our Wars?

  On the 15th of August, 1945, all of Japan was tuned into their radios.  It was a remarkable moment – Emperor Hirohito, venerated by millions as the living embodiment of God, was to address his subjects at noon. It was the first time that a ruler from the oldest hereditary dynasty in the world…

Diwali Night 2015

Written by Vasundhra Kaul and Karthik Inzamad Prasad Reported by Shivpriya Gurtoo Remember, remember, the fifth of November? On the fifth of November, the Cultural Committee organised the Diwali Night in the Auditorium. A Rangoli competition was also organized, with enthusiastic participation across batches, in which the fifth years emerged as winners. After running into…

A Joke In Poor Taste

by Akshay Ragupathy  If there is a common red thread that runs through the deeds of the fascism in the last century and this one, it is the ubiquity of the figure of the racially segregated immigrant. For instance, this is precisely what we saw happen in Nazi Germany, with Hitler, where the figure of…