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Over the course of the last year and a bit, CM's own Daisy Rockwell, a.k.a Lapata, has been featured on CNN on three occasions. The first of these, on Erin's Burnett's CNN blog, "OutFront," featured Daisy's The Little Book of Terror as the subject of a sensationally titled discussion, "Norman Rockwell's granddaughter paints terrorists," and [...]

Welcome Home Mr. Modi

Narenda Modi's global makeover owes much to neoliberal democracy and the ideology of developmentalism argues Sanyasi. The global rehabilitation of Narendra Modi is well underway. A lunch meeting in January this year at German Ambassador Michael Steiner's home between Modi and representatives from the states of the European Union "ended a decade-long unofficial EU boycott [...]

On the Poetics of Refugee Life and Space

Excerpted from “Refuge: A Work of Memory, Cities, and Loss.” I. Delhi .... Rising tides of wealth tossed them around, these men and their families in the one or two-storied houses painted yellow, colony after colony, a small park every three blocks, a cluster of shops every five, the children studying at the dining tables [...]

A Musafir in Iraqi Kurdistan – Part II

By Jyotsna Singh [ For Part I of my trip to Iraqi Kurdistan in 2012 on Chapati Mystery, see here.] I Journey to Dohuk We fly into Erbil (called Hawler by the locals) on a bright, late afternoon. The gleaming marble airport is hubbub with activity and people, including lots of security guards milling about.   The [...]

On ideas of Indian citizenship

Niraja Gopal Jayal, Citizenship and its Discontents: An Indian History, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. A version of this review essay appears in the May issue of the Caravan. My first formal encounter with the idea of citizenship was through an eighth-standard Civics textbook in India. In the Indian educational system, Civics had the [...]

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