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 structural challenges that stop researchers and students from around the world from attending international … Continue reading Making room for peace in academia
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.
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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