Book Review: A Day in the Life of Maya of Mohenjo-Daro

January 29, 2021 Vasant Dave 0

Published in 1968, A Day in the Life of Maya of Mohenjo-Daro by Mulk Raj Anand was the first ever children’s story, and the second work of Indus Valley fiction after Murdon ka Teela written by Rangeya Raghava twenty years earlier. Anand was one of the first Indian fiction writers in English to appeal to international readership. That makes one wonder why he did not set a full-scale English novel in the ancient culture, which did not happen for almost forty years thereafter.

Covid-19 Pandemic Racialized in India

January 29, 2021 The Bebaak Collective 0

While the pandemic rages and continues to take lives, the measures to control it have starkly highlighted the various inequalities existing in the country, says the Communalisation of Covid-19 report published by Bebaak Collective, an umbrella body of various women’s groups.

Canada Marks Fourth Anniversary of Quebec City Mosque Massacre

January 29, 2021 Imtiaz Popat 0

The Canadian federal government has finally designated January 29th as a Day of Action Against Islamophobia, four years after the Quebec City Most Massacre in Canada. On Jan. 29, 2017, Alexandre Bissonnette entered a mosque in Quebec City and opened fire on dozens of Muslim-Canadian while praying.

Black Shirt Day to Honour Dr. King

January 15, 2021 Imtiaz Popat 0

Anti-racism activists are taking inspiration from the effect that Pink Shirt Day has had in schools to open up discussion about bullying and are proposing the creation of Black Shirt Day to promote the discussion of Black history.

Sri Lanka Burns Muslims

January 13, 2021 Imtiaz Popat 0

“They are burning Muslim bodies of those who died of Covid-19 and even those who tested negative. 70% of the total dead due to COVID-19 in Sri Lanka are Muslims, despite being only 10 percent of the population,” says Muhammad Mujahid from the Justice for All Sri Lanka Task Force.

Ayurveda Boosting Viral Immunity

January 4, 2021 Neelam Toprani 0

The COVID-19 crisis has led to high levels of psychological distress and a significant impact on mental and emotional health. Such distress is accompanied by alterations in immune function, including an increased risk of viral respiratory tract infections.