New openaccess publication: ‘Thick time’

EXPERIMENTS WITH FEMINIST URBAN FUTURES IN COMMUNITY PODCASTS This paper develops the concept of ‘thick time’ through podcast experiments that foreground feminist voice, speech and aurality. Drawing upon William Kentridge’s notion of ‘thick time’, this paper draws upon gendered experiences of struggles that are accumulated over generations, reinforced through technologies of timekeeping and time-management, leading…

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New openaccess publication: Curating #Aanajaana

GENDERED AUTHORSHIP IN THE ‘CONTACT ZONE’ OF DELHI’S DIGITAL AND URBAN MARGINS This paper examines the curation of a month-long public exhibition titled #AanaJaana [#ComingGoing] in one of New Delhi’s busiest metro stations, as a form of self-authorship by young women from its digital and urban margins. #AanaJaana [#ComingGoing] is a metaphor for journeys, communications,…

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New publication: Self(ie) governance

Self(ie)-governance: Technologies of intimate surveillance in India under COVID19 My commentary article for Dialogues in Human Geography “Self(ie)-governance: Technologies of intimate surveillance in India under COVID19” has been published. This article emerges in response to the proliferation of selfie based quarantine apps in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic and is a development of my ongoing fascination with…

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New publication: The ‘Smart safe city’’

GENDERED TIME, SPEED AND VIOLENCE IN THE MARGINS OF INDIA’S URBAN AGE Speed is fundamental to shaping visions of the modern city and of contemporary urban life. Notions of speed and acceleration have produced distinct conceptualisations of rapid urbanization as a rush towards progress and opportunity. In this paper, I examine what speed looks like…

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New publication: Survival infrastructures

SURVIVAL INFRASTRUCTURES UNDER COVID19 IN INDIA I grew up hearing stories of Calcutta during the Bengal Famine of 1943 from my grandmother. The famine was an artificially created disaster under the watchful eyes of the British colonial government who denied Indian farmers access to food stocks, resulting in starvation and death – a genocide of about…

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