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Reason

There aren’t many surprises for me through four hours of screen time as I sit through the documentary ‘Reason’. I imagine this also holds true for all of us who have been watching with great dread how those, following the ideology of the killers of Gandhi have taken upon themselves the task of ‘Hinduising’ India.…

By nandini 24th November 2018 0

Blue Match

‘We’d like less smoke. We’d like our eyes to burn less when we cook’. These are Vandana Radhakrishnan’s words, repeating what rural women in Hoskote in South India have told her. And there on the screen before me, the huge irony of other words in Dutch come home to me: ‘absolutely a man’s work –…

By nandini 14th November 2018 0

Madam Ines

From my vantage point, I can see through the windows on the first and second floors opposite me. Three  screens. In each of them, women, single or in the company of other women. I am playing ‘bluff’ with my companions in an Indonesian restaurant on the first floor on the other side of the street.…

By nandini 26th October 2018 0

I amsterdam

Here is an example of a recent exchange on What’s App with a family member planning to visit me: x : “ I’ll be in Amsterdam from 11th to the 17th” . Me: “You mean in Oegstgeest. I don’t live in Amsterdam”. x: “Same thing”. X has been to visit me before and knows I…

By nandini 17th October 2018 0