What we learnt from time travelling together (Part 1)

On the 16th of January, twelve people came together in a clock shaped room next to a watch factory at the edge of a city that could be any city in the world, to travel through time. An explanation – we were at a design college, one of 5 groups of students and guides exploring… Continue reading What we learnt from time travelling together (Part 1)

You say everything is sexist

I recently read an excellent article by Jody Allard in the Washington Post, in which she concludes: "It’s not enough to teach our sons about consent; we have to encourage them to have the courage to speak out against rape culture, too." I would like to take her conclusion as the point of departure and… Continue reading You say everything is sexist

In my bones, a vested interest in the status quo

This is a good time for me: I turned 30 last year. As a middle-class professional in India, 30 marks the age where you get taken more seriously at work, where you get some of your money into an SIP if you haven't already, where your family finds some nice girl for you to settle… Continue reading In my bones, a vested interest in the status quo

The privilege to be authentic, or, How to do black music

The following is a transcript of a small part of Episode 19 of the UnMute Podcast, where philosopher Paul C. Taylor and Myisha Cherry discuss what the worry is behind a white rapper like Iggy Azalea topping the charts. The ideas they discuss are also very useful for thinking about other socially unfair contexts. For… Continue reading The privilege to be authentic, or, How to do black music