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Politics Of Feelings

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Engaging With One’s Shadow

These works were created during the Altamirra residency entitled ‘As Above , So Below’ in April 2022. ‘As Above So Below’ explored seeing the opposites within oneself, including one's shadow and finding a union in...

21 January 2023

Can Violent Emotions In The World Be Tamed By A Politics Of Love And Care?

As the sage Atri in the Rig Veda exhorts, we need love (erotic and spiritual) because without it the world lacks gloss—emotional and physical. And love is what gives humanity its authenticity and allows us to reap the...

14 January 2023

Memory, Myth And The Making Of Identity

How we tell our stories will affect how they are remembered in the cerebral sieve that is memory

14 January 2023

Politics Of Hate: How The Hatred Shapes Our World

Scholars say hate has sustained human evolutions. Is it congenital or cultural? Only a deconstruction of hate can give us an answer.

14 January 2023

Charting Her Own Desires

A woman decides to follow her own desires and do what she wants instead of playing by the rules

14 January 2023

The Badlands Of Bihar Where Caste Hatred Is Overriding Emotion

How the overwhelming emotion of revenge led to a spate of caste wars in the 1980s and ’90s over land, bleeding humanity in the Land of Buddha

14 January 2023

Learning To Live With Self-hate

Balancing self-hatred and a love for the world is difficult but necessary

14 January 2023

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As Fragile As A Dry Leaf

For Manasvi Rukumpur, trusting is like a needle and when it pierces you it leads to regret

14 January 2023

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14 January 2023
Early 20th Century Kanpur: A Template To Understand Feelings Historically

Early 20th Century Kanpur: A Template To Understand Feelings Historically

Emotions are at the core of the very practices through which power is constituted and challenged, whether it is the desire for passion or its apparent...


14 January 2023
American Dream: When You Are An Alien In An Alien Land

American Dream: When You Are An Alien In An Alien Land

Jey Sushil writes about his experience of living in the United States, the Dream Land and a melting pot, where aliens like him are treated just like that,...


13 January 2023
The Abyss of Loneliness

The Abyss of Loneliness

Award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and Director, Roohi Dixit talks about the searing tranquillity of solitude as a constant companion amid the hustle and...


13 January 2023
Longing For Summer In The Winter Of Kashmir: Omar Bazaz

Longing For Summer In The Winter Of Kashmir: Omar Bazaz

Omar Bazaz, a photographer from Kashmir writes about the feeling of longing for a summer that is informed by memories of his dead father and a harsh childhood...


13 January 2023
In The Postmodern World, Intimacy Has Become A Strange Thing

In The Postmodern World, Intimacy Has Become A Strange Thing

In today's world, emotional bonds are rare as we chase for newness relentlessly


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13 January 2023
How Revulsion Is Irrational And Rightwing

How Revulsion Is Irrational And Rightwing

Our revulsion for human beings of certain races, castes and classes and avocations comes from conservatism and rightwing thinking


13 January 2023
Beauty And Ageing Need To Be Rescued From Its Conventional Definition

Beauty And Ageing Need To Be Rescued From Its Conventional Definition

Why must being beautiful be displaced either to a past or deferred to a future, wonders Aradhana Seth


13 January 2023
In Today’s World, We Are Even Robbed Of The Right To Be Sad. It Is Time We Reclaim It

In Today’s World, We Are Even Robbed Of The Right To Be Sad. It Is Time We Reclaim It

Using Van Gogh’s philosophy of not giving in to despair and choosing active melancholy, Abhishek Anicca avers that we should reclaim our right to be sad and...


13 January 2023
Solitude: The Searing Tranquillity Of Solitude Is A Constant Companion

Solitude: The Searing Tranquillity Of Solitude Is A Constant Companion

A woman shopkeeper in a busy city uses loneliness as a metaphor to deliver a message full of wisdom: even those who are not lonely are lonely, writes Roohi...


13 January 2023
There Is A Connection Between Touch And Loneliness, And The Feelings They Generate

There Is A Connection Between Touch And Loneliness, And The Feelings They Generate

How do we negotiate the vagaries, the transformations and the possible death of our feelings?


12 January 2023
From Deconstructing Love To Exploring Emotions: Politics Of Feelings Set Our Tracks For 2023

From Deconstructing Love To Exploring Emotions: Politics Of Feelings Set Our Tracks For 2023

Politics of Feelings deconstructs, rather collapses the intellect-emotion binary and the prevalent hierarchy that puts emotions, as Sara Ahmed says, ‘beneath...


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12 January 2023
Outlook's Latest Issue: Politics of Feelings

Outlook's Latest Issue: Politics of Feelings

Our personal, social and political lives are dictated by how we feel or unfeel. Memories are informed by feelings, actions are a result of sentiment-infused...


11 January 2023
When Bhakt And Bhakti Had A Different Connotation

When Bhakt And Bhakti Had A Different Connotation

Arundhathi Subramaniam draws a parallel between the present age of political bhakts and their blind devotion to their leader, and poets of an era long gone by...


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