By Anushka Joshi My name is Anushka Joshi and I am from Ahmedabad, India, a city where there was a pogrom in 2002 that led to the deaths of nearly two thousand people ((India: A Decade On, Gujarat Justice Incomplete." Human Rights Watch. April 17, 2015). The legacy of this is pervasive today: housing and education is de … Continue reading Mother Tongue and Other Poems
By Katia Barricklow As photography developed, many people saw images as a form of truth. Colonial photography, however, has contributed to gross misrepresentations of people in Africa. When Western nations colonized Africa, they used photography to exert control and domination, dehumanizing Africans. These photos were considered “documentary proof” that Africans needed to be saved from … Continue reading Dismantling the Colonial Gaze: Photography as a Means of Empowerment in Africa
By Helena Jordheim Known as Shakyamuni Buddha or Siddhārtha Gautama, the Buddha lived during the 400s BCE, and in that lifetime reached enlightenment, or nirvana. But even before the Buddha attained this title, he lived hundreds of previous lives which were recorded as part of the Buddhist texts. In the Buddhist mythology, the Avadāna stories … Continue reading Buddhism and Gender: From Mythology to the Present
By Palden Lhamo Africa’s relationship with the international community in terms of the dynamics of dependency and aid is not subject to frequent media attention. However, it is imperative that it should be highlighted upon. In this essay, the two referenced Economist articles discuss the growing surge of interest in diplomatic and trading relationships as … Continue reading China’s Investment in Africa: Genuine Aid or Concealed Imperialism?
By Anushka Joshi The Israeli T.V. show Srugim was originally titled “Sex and the Holy City” but the American show it is more often compared to is “Friends.” Tracing the lives of a group of Orthodox friends who live in Jerusalem, Srugim is much more than that, and has become a cult classic of sorts … Continue reading Srugim: The Israeli F.R.I.E.N.D.S or Something More?
By Bee Kinstle The Minimum Wage Debate and the Failures of Neoclassical Economic Theory Neoclassical economic theory can be found in most Economics 101 courses at nearly every higher education institution worldwide. The study of exclusively neoclassical economic theory can, and does, lead students into a circular style of thinking where the end result is … Continue reading The Political Consequences of Neoclassical Economic Theory: A Close Look at the Minimum Wage
By Anushka Joshi Scott and Zelda once spent an hour In the revolving door of a hotel- Just another jazz age prank. Like jumping into the fountain at Union Square. Later the accusations The sanatoriums The burning to death And the death by drowning In endless glasses That reflected too well. For now the mouth of misery Was still muzzled. Can you imagine them Turning and turning Echoing the earth in its orbit … Continue reading The Marriage
By Kayla Santos “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments before birth...To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain … Continue reading Anti-Abortion Propaganda is More Detrimental than Actual Abortions
On Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Assia Wevill. By Anushka Joshi Illustration by Manya Tam They both died domestic deaths, The homewrecker and the housewife. Both with their heads on the cool Grate of an oven. A fuck you to the fifties, That era of aprons like straitjackets, Aprons that gleamed white Like carnivorous teeth, … Continue reading The Two Kinds of Women in The World
By Anushka Joshi Illustration by Manya Tam Yes we all know the story Of the hero Perseus who Decapitated the monster Medusa, She of the hair like snakes, she Whose one look turned people into stone, That one. But did you know the preface To that story? How Medusa was raped By the sea king in the temple Of … Continue reading The Stare