Letters from a Malayali Hindu Sister to a Malayali Hindutva Sister : 2

Dear Chechi Read your response. Was very glad to see it. Yes, when I wrote that it is better to die with the methanmar than to die in the KIMS Hospital, I was very serious. And when you said that I went to JNU and so love methanmar a tad too much, I thought IContinue reading “Letters from a Malayali Hindu Sister to a Malayali Hindutva Sister : 2”

Letters from a Malayali Hindu Sister to a Malayali Hindutva Sister

From today I will be posting of a series of letters I write to a cousin of mine who was persistently sending me the most bloodthirsty Hindutva forwards on Whatsapp. I am not on family Whatsapp groups and this person is really a distant cousin though we have indeed spent some happy times together inContinue reading “Letters from a Malayali Hindu Sister to a Malayali Hindutva Sister”

Many Ways to be an Ostrich – Why we should give them up

Since about a week, I have been trying to write to and speak up many people who I thought would be interested in an offline campaign against localized and intimate forms of islamophobia. It taught me many things. First, it made me seen, again, that many better-off Hindu Malayalis — progressives — are in denial.Continue reading “Many Ways to be an Ostrich – Why we should give them up”

Seeing in the dark

[This is a letter I am writing to a dear friend’s sensitive young son who is deeply troubled by the growing violence and the atmosphere of hatred around us] Dear G. Your mother tells me that you have been lately very tense and uneasy about the violence that is being perpetrated in the name ofContinue reading “Seeing in the dark”

By way of introduction …

Like most Indians whose life is also a moral quest, I am heartbroken by the terrible destruction in Delhi which began in February 2020 and is still ongoing. Not that I am surprised. We are the unfortunate generation which witnessed not just the triumph of evil, but also the silence of the good. We knewContinue reading “By way of introduction …”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”