“Stories forgotten or lying in cold//Find their own time to be told”: The forgotten story of John Lang told by Amit Ranjan

Lang’s biting sarcasm against the actions of the Company found its way into fiction, and was the reason why he was ignored or slandered by the white press. As the author says, ‘On one hand, Lang is bitterly critical of the British administration in India. On the other hand, he paints India as an esoteric land full of vaults and mesmerisers.’ Continue reading “Stories forgotten or lying in cold//Find their own time to be told”: The forgotten story of John Lang told by Amit Ranjan

Thal of Chamba: A piece of Gaddi heritage

The thaals are entirely and painstakingly handmade. Most commonly embossed images are the nine avatars of Vishnu, Ashtalakshmi the various forms of Maa Durga, Radha-Krishna and Shri Ganesh. The brass-made traditional ritual plate of Chamba in Himachal Pradesh is the Exhibit at Veethi Sankul of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya of Bhopal. Continue reading Thal of Chamba: A piece of Gaddi heritage

Rape culture in schools: The infamous Bois Locker Room case

From redefining and shaping the scope for alternative learning, platforms for voicing oneself, enhancing of social relations, community building… for all the good that it does, social media also comes with its flip side- exposure to inappropriate content that is damaging to the development and growth of young minds, toxic cultures that have a negative psychological impact and vulnerability to online predators. Continue reading Rape culture in schools: The infamous Bois Locker Room case