Author: nandini

‘The Hindus’ – 1

‘The Hindus’ by Wendy Doniger tells ‘an alternative history’ of the Hindus from c.50,000,000 BCE to 1500 BCE to the present. Considering this claim, 700 pages are rather modest. Doniger clarifies that she doesn’t believe that any one person can tell the story of Hinduism. Perhaps this is also one reason (amongst others) why she…

By nandini 18th July 2019 0

Jai ‘Gobar Rashtra’!

IYD is not the same as DIY. It is a name given by the BJP, and sometimes used to keep the memory of P alive. A strong leader (otherwise called ‘the watchman’) knows how to do this. The important thing about YD is that you have the most benefit from it if you DY yourself.…

By nandini 21st June 2019 0

“Falling Star”

My mother in law asks me if the exhibition that I am about to go to contains paintings and when I say no, I don’t think so, she wants to know what then? Well, I tell her, Monali Meher is a performance artist, and with growing curiosity, I go to see ‘Falling Star’. The ‘performances’…

By nandini 14th June 2019 0