When I came to NZ, the remembrance of war during ANZAC Day was something new to me. I was studying Peace and Conflict Studies and I had the opportunity to learn about its meaning and history. I met people whose parents, grandparents or relatives went to fight in a far away war, and many never … Continue reading The Memory of War
The past eight seasons have brought the game of thrones to be ruled by powerful women. The men, in the meantime, worked for honor, redemption, and to save humanity. As the show gets closer to its end, we will also see what role women will play in the epic conclusion.
As season 9 comes to an end, it is a good time to look at where the core themes and storylines brought us. While viewers might have anticipated a bloody conclusion to the season, the finale ends with a cold war situation - literally. Though the finale might have felt uneventful in terms of action, at the same time it wraps up the themes of the season and brakes away from them in unexpected ways. This cold war feel might make you long even more for a violent confrontation at this point. If so, why?
Last Tuesday, after attending a Race Relations Week event, I was at the public garden with my children, still wearing traditional Indian clothes. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, just four days after the massacre in Christchurch. That day, I was approached several times by random people, all trying to to find nice words to … Continue reading Solidarity Beyond Victimhood
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