Posts Tagged "India"

Op-Ed Publication – Feminism in India (FII)

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I am honoured to share that Feminism in India (FII) just published my op-ed essay – incredibly proud of the Delhi-based women’s magazine that takes actions and gives voices to violent issues within and beyond India. My huge thanks go to the editorial team for publishing this critical piece. I also received supportive thoughts from Mumbai Press Club at a time when actress Tanushree Dutta started the #MeToo Movement in India. The highlighted section (below) is one of the posts that FII tweeted. You can read the complete article...

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Stepping into 2019 – What’s Moving You?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hope the Brazilian Samba in the video moved you! But that’s not it. For me, there is more… It’s feminist freedom – the freedom in feminist storytelling – that has moved me across borders, literally and metaphorically, in the last 2.5 months. I just came back from a 10-week journey with my carry-on luggage across India and Portugal – yes, I travel light! But that has enabled me to rush to multiple locations that needed my activist voice. Was it easy? NO! If you have followed my Instagram, I was in high-risk situations day and night but stood firm as a woman. And I am so incredibly proud...

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The Play Ethic – Is the Future of Work Playful? By Richard Claydon

Posted by on Feb 4, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area | 1 comment

The Play Ethic – Is the Future of Work Playful? By Richard Claydon

Tonight marks 15 years since I last spoke with my mum & tomorrow night marks 52 weeks since I last spoke with my dad. It is with their thoughts that I woke up around 4 am this morning and decided to check messages in response to my current Instagram posts on ‘play’ – something they both encouraged through performance, photography, and outdoor games as forms of public practices. Since a group of street kids (also my friends) randomly organized my birthday in an outdoor garage in India on December 8, 2017, I have particularly found ‘street play’ with outdoor...

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Stories from La La Land

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

It has been just over 3 weeks since I came back from La La Land, but its stories will continue to fill us. Such is the symbolic power of immortality in Hollywood stardom. I am pleased to share that my Celebrity Studies publication and interview for Toronto & Vancouver Sun 24 Hours News have been released  for worldwide readers today. I will never forget the private journeys of writing and speaking on what has been made public. It all started after my talk in Australia and during my travels in the US and Costa Rica. I will also forever remember how my mum’s talent and inspirations...

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The Good & The Bad

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

  In one of Facebook posts, I mentioned the idea of writing my memoir. Will that book talk about all the good ideas that were expected of me in the past? I am a bad Canadian. I neither support political images of the Great White North nor do I buy hockey tickets. My book Fame in Hollywood North will tell us why. I am also a bad Bengali. I neither buy fish nor do I have to marry. Sometimes we conflate our belonging to a geographical place, a linguistic community or professional setting with what we are expected to identify. Often these expectations are associated with a sense of collective...

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