How Village Women Stood Up to Violent Forces

Eleven years ago, on November 4, 2008, in a forest area near the border between the Indian states of West Bengal and Jharkhand, an incident of police violence on local tribal women's sparked a widespread resistance movement and followed by a conflict… that...

Making room for peace in academia
Making room for peace in academia

I was delighted when, a few weeks back, I stumbled upon a discussion on social media where scholars talked about avoiding academic conferences to reduce their carbon footprint. I was even more delighted when it was acknowledged that there are other...

Solidarity beyond Victimhood
Solidarity beyond Victimhood

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...

The Memory of War

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...

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