Fatma N’Soumer – a 19th Century Muslim Heroine

.  Fadhma did not give up, and mobilized her people to “fight for Islam, the land, and liberty. They are our constant, and they are sacred. They can neither be the object of concessions nor haggling.”  Her strong personality and inspirational speeches h Source: Fatma N’Soumer – a 19th Century Muslim Heroine

Academia, Love Me Back

Originally posted on TIFFANY MARTÍNEZ:
My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that was published in a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education…

Little Frames of Bigger Azaadi : The Short Film, VICKY

  Written, Directed and Edited  by : Manu Antony Casting : Rex as Vicky Dog Trainer : Pranav Prabhakaran Cinematography : Jayesh Mohan Language : Beyond Language Year:  2016 Rating : 3.9/5 In the days where multitudes of Azaadi slogans echo from different directions, Vicky stands apart, with its way of storytelling and the unprecedented…

ThiThi – No actors, Just People. No story, Just Lives. Conflict and Comedy.

Director : Raam Reddy Casting : Channegowda, Thammegowda, Abhishek , Pooja S.M, Singrigowda and others of the villages of Mandya district of Karnataka, India.  Cinematography : Doron Tempert Year : 2016 Language : Kannada Duration Rating : 4.5/5 The locally renowned and cantankerous 101 year old patriarch, Century Gowda dies. His eldest son Gadappah who always roams around the village happily,…

“Someone like me in the 1990s would have picked up a gun, 20 years later I picked up a guitar with the same ideology; to RESIST” – On the Doc, ‘In the Shade of Fallen Chinar’

Watch Online :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBUwW5z6aNo  (YouTube Release on 13th August, 2016) Direction :Fazil Nc and Shawn Sebastian. Editing : Appu Bhattathiri. Cinematography : Fazil Nc. Music : Ali Saffudin. Duration : 16:24 Year Of Making : 2016 (June) In the Shade of Fallen Chinar is a scintillatingly shot documentary about the Kashmiri Students and their powerful stories…

Reading ‘I am Vidya’ : First Transgender Autobiography from India

Title : I am Vidya : A Transgender’s Journey Author : Living Smile Vidya Pages : 144 Originally Written in Tamil Vidya begins her life-travelogue with the train travel to Cudappah, to attain Nirvana. Nirvana, is the word for Sex-transition surgery. Narrating from, her Nirvana being one of severe pain , the surgery or rather,…

The Drop (2014) New Masculinity ; Scintillating Currents Deep Beneath the Calm Sea

DIRECTION : MICHAEL R ROSKAM CAST : Tom Hardy , Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts YEAR : 2014 DURATION : 106 Minutes LANGUAGE : English RATING : 3.5/5 An ordinary Bartender, Bob Saginowski is soft spoken and kindhearted as the cinema begins with him offering free drinks for customers drinking on a friend’s death anniversary, he letting…