How this street art festival is transforming Chennai

Breathtaking street art has propped up on flat buildings in Chennai’s Kannagi Nagar district, as part of the Start Chennai festival. The paintings were curated by St+Art India Foundation who have done similar work in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Goa. Sixteen walls were painted to sport large scale murals by 10 artists, including five fromContinue reading “How this street art festival is transforming Chennai”

Kashmir brings home the Pulitzer Prize

Three Jammu and Kashmir-based photojournalists— Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand—working with news agency Associated Press (AP) have won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Kashmir’s lockdown after the abrogation of Article 370 last year. Despite India’s crackdown on Kashmir since last August, which included a sweeping curfew and internet shutdowns, theseContinue reading “Kashmir brings home the Pulitzer Prize”

Sanitation workers intensify strike

On June 3rd, protesters at Delhi’s Ambedkar University stood in solidarity with the campus ‘Safai Karamchands’ (Manual scavengers), who were dismissed for campaigning against the outlawed practice. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Manual scavenging is an insidious form of casteism, where members of the scavenging castes were employed by governments to remove human wastage from houses with baskets. The practiceContinue reading “Sanitation workers intensify strike”