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

How Village Women Stood Up to Violent Forces

What I found out was that the local people did so much to stand up against violence, even when their were threatened and so many of them killed. The lessons I have learn from the people - especially the women - of Lalgarh are what inspired me to look for everyday peace around me. I kept thinking: what if it happened here, in the society I live in? Would we be able, in our society, to stand united and resist violence?

The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 8 Review: Uncertainty and Fear

#TheWalkingDead #twd This episode did not really have much action, at least not until the last five minutes. Yet, it was tensed and scary. The tension did not start when the whisperers came close to our group, but it was slowly built through a constant feeling of uncertainty throughout the episode. There were more questions … Continue reading The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 8 Review: Uncertainty and Fear

The Walking Dead, Season 9, Episode 7 Review: Music to Escape, Music to Reconcile, Music to Thrive

#TheWalkingDead #twd Music still matters in a post-apocalyptic world driven by constant security challenges. We were skeptical when Georgie appeared asking for music, when our gang was busy fighting Negan and surviving. But in this episode, Luke gives us an eloquent lecture on why not only art matters, but it might be a way to … Continue reading The Walking Dead, Season 9, Episode 7 Review: Music to Escape, Music to Reconcile, Music to Thrive

The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 5 Review: Rick Grimes: Four Shades of a Leader

Rick’s last episode showcases his legacy as a leader through four visions. Three of these reconnect with his past, but their overall message blends with the themes of this season of The Walking Dead. The visions highlight four main qualities of his leadership: violence, reconciliation, sacrifice, and resilience. Shane's scene recalls how Rick resorted to … Continue reading The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 5 Review: Rick Grimes: Four Shades of a Leader