Friday, June 14, 2024

Fathima Shirin

Fathima Shirin is an architecture graduate from Srinivas School of Architecture, Karnataka. Shirin writes on architecture, development and culture.

‘We’re aware of our fate’: how Muslim women artists have reacted to arrest of Pregnant student leader

Many Muslim women artists across the country are using their platforms calling out the repression that the government is committed to pursue. Safoora Zargar, an M.Phil student from Jamia Millia Islamia and 21 weeks pregnant has been behind bars for five months, that too amidst a pandemic

The Central Vista Redevelopment – politics of erasure of a political artefact

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) issued a land-use change for the Rs.20,000 crore project, drawing criticism from MPs like Shashi Tharoor, Mahua Moitra, who called out the ‘dangerous misallocation of resources and misplaced priorities’ of the Centre. At the same time, few other MPs expressed their displeasure in the new Parliament building being made ‘a 7-star hotel replica’.
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Coronovirus challenge – Survival in high spirits

Italy and Iran have been hit the worst outside of China, but the people in all these countries are trying everything to warm and elevate each other in this moment of crisis.

GCC coronavirus update: Total cases reach 634

World Health Organization repeats call for 'urgent and aggressive action' as coronavirus spreads to 114 countries.
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A breakup album, but with your country – Riz Ahmed’s ‘The Long Goodbye’

Riz Ahmed is an Emmy winning British actor and goes by the alias Riz MC when he performs as a rapper. His Post 9/11 blues (2006), Sour Times (2011) and the album Englistan (2016) which features songs like Benaz, demonstrates his social commitment. This new album, ‘The Long Goodbye’ reinstates this dedication.

Uighurs and global brands – an entanglement of economic interests and human rights

Thousands of Muslims from China's Uighur minority group are working under coercive conditions at factories that supply some of the world's biggest brands. The so-called labor transfer scheme is the latest on the attacks on the community by the government.
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