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Arjun Rajkhowa
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IP and appropriation of crafts
Link:  International Brand Forever 21 Just Copied The Kolla-Puri Chappals And What They Call It Is Hilarious! This is the kind of cultural appropriation that gets my back up. The sheer impossibility of enforcing any semblance of an IP claim when traditional...

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Fear, loathing and politically-motivated violence at Indian university campuses
On 22
February , students who had gathered to attend a public lecture at a college
in Delhi University were severely beaten and assaulted by alleged members of
the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s student wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi
Parishad (ABVP). ...

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Bad English - my journey with the language
Published in Peril Learning From school to my Masters in India, English served as
the only language that I could read
and write reasonably well – the only language that I could express complex
thoughts in; the only language through which I could feel deeply...

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Europe 2016 - vignettes
The calm and joyful atmosphere at the banks
of the Main river in Frankfurt, where large and small groups of people sat
together, chatted, drank beer, ate their picnics, played music and relaxed. The
large Hauptbanhof with its constantly shifting flow of pas...

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Bad English – my journey with the language
Learning From school to my master’s
in India, English served as the only language that I could read and write reasonably well – the only language that I
could express complex thoughts in; the language that I could feel deeply in; the language that I could a...

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The furore over the concept of cultural appropriation
American writer Lionel Shriver recently delivered a keynote speech at the Brisbane Writer's Festival where she discussed cultural appropriation, authorial autonomy, social expectations around works of art and a host of other subjects that have arguably been...

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Living with millennials
Living with millennials can be tough. I think I count as a millennial too, but I think my upbringing disabused me of a lot of the sense of entitlement I see underlying millennials' conduct in Australia.  Allow me to generalise.  First, they are quite unreli...

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What is community?
I know that a lot of people have asked this question before but I find myself asking it again: what does the word community mean? I am currently writing a short piece in which I'm using this word confidently and extensively, and yet I'm uncomfortable with i...

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Completion
Time to look ahead. Time to take the next step. Time to plan. Time to organise. Transitions have always been very difficult for me. Perhaps I overthink things and make myself more restless and nervous about transitions than I ought to, but I can't help feel...

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Orlando
After the tragedy, there is sadness. There is sorrow and there is remembrance. But all of it feels completely inadequate. It is so difficult to go on Facebook after atrocities such as this one. The words that people express and the feelings that they share ...
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