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📚 💃🏽 | The Wildings & The 100 Names of Darkness | Columnist, @FTLifeArts, formerly NYT, Business Standard

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Unequal, unsecular: On Citizenship Amendment Bill. #Editorial ⁦@the_hindu⁩ https://t.co/WNPKCcOfF5
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roywe are all here. proceedings expected to begin at 2 💪 will tweet to the extent possible. the cross examination will… https://t.co/2MD5cZb1k1
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoySo, where are we? https://t.co/EfngdNR2G1
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyA simple reading of the CAB shows that it establishes a religious and ethnic test for citizenship: morally repugnan… https://t.co/2AH6gWpiJt
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy"The CAB must be strongly opposed. It must be opposed by all those who continue to believe in a plural, egalitarian… https://t.co/SsjqUc2Hur"These and other actions are revealing an authoritarian and sometimes brutal side of India, which is losing its ima… https://t.co/omXzMy6JUNAlmost five months since Kashmiris were silenced. The economy is tanking faster than you can say "Weimar". An ope… https://t.co/9XXIabIbKK
12/10
2019
We can debate the past forever. But with CAB India takes a giant step to officially convert a constitutional democ… https://t.co/iWbeBf8H4t
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyIt was the Indian genius of creating a modern, liberal, plural Republic in 1947 which did not allow even the partit… https://t.co/CsY2itWL2Y
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyI wasn't planning to celebrate reaching 150 episodes on The Seen and the Unseen, but I ended up with something spec… https://t.co/fa8iVL8fPk
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyTime for a Twitter break, friends, see you closer to 2020. https://t.co/rLpglD9yKD
12/9
2019
They met in 1943 as Jewish inmates at Auschwitz. They knew they would be separated but they planned a life together… https://t.co/2DV6U8IYo3
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyWhy the protest culture at JNU taught me the most valuable thing about education I have ever learned, and for which… https://t.co/UZ9M29c2QA
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyMy column in @LiveLawIndia on why capital punishment for rape does no good, and on tackling rape culture in India.… https://t.co/NjDdfqzCf3
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyUS artist Shannon Downey found a beautiful but unfinished quilt. Her call for help to finish it was answered by nea… https://t.co/gs5UjzAwYd
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyHow Indian women commute: The daily battle of going to work • for every 4 men, only one woman commutes in India •45… https://t.co/IABHXvV1RP
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy.@kavita_krishnan, whose book Fearless Freedom we publish next month, writes in @MumbaiMirror about how, more often… https://t.co/fA9TXgor9z
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy @AnooBhu @CHRI_INT Thank you for this — great resource! Agree, can't let mob mindlessness dictate the road ahead,… https://t.co/thpxqGk3BU
12/8
2019
@kalpana1947 + Adding a few books, for people asking about the solution. Publishers like @ZubaanBooks have a lot on… https://t.co/cGtO3U8Ue4 @vikram_vikas @_YogendraYadav 3. This is incredibly frustrating, but long-term solutions have been ignored, rejecte… https://t.co/t0Qg0lxlQ9 @vikram_vikas @_YogendraYadav It is not justice. 1. Giving the state, or any force, open licence to kill has terri… https://t.co/xScQsrUMaG @ziahaiderrahman Thank you, Zia.We welcome @kishalay, author of #BloodOnMyHands, and lawyer @neet_tweeting into a live chat to discuss how caste po… https://t.co/r10hdQH2o6
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy"This disappearance This rape And it wasn't my fault not where I was, nor what I wore." https://t.co/rafuer3Ose @davebesseling Thanks—learning from the work of @writetopd, @nehadixit123, @NishSwish, @AnooBhu, @TheRestlessQuil,… https://t.co/7883y2Q3vQ @kalpana1947 + That's it for me. I don't report any more on gender, but in the decade that I did, every year was a… https://t.co/EYWWK0NHcG @kalpana1947 + And try to understand that for those working on the frontlines of gender violence, it is exhausting… https://t.co/GoHvVRNPLl @kalpana1947 + And attacks on Dalit women rarely get the same response of empathy and outrage. Please see how much… https://t.co/WKVW9FJLcT @kalpana1947 + A big one: the media does not focus on dowry deaths. It's an old story. If you went by TV and the pa… https://t.co/3CmR1JiAuc"Don’t let the bullies take over the public discourse; don’t relinquish the sane spaces. In this new, sharply divid… https://t.co/n0tfeW9SSq"I spoke because women before me spoke up. I spoke so people after me can speak up." Priya Ramani's extraordinary… https://t.co/UDf9yCNqdJ
12/7
2019
Wonderful lineup for the @crossword_book children's award. https://t.co/89cu5m2KcB
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy @BinaNepram Thank you, Binalakshmi!+ The media's role is crucial, and often a big problem. @kalpana1947 explains (she wrote this just before the extra… https://t.co/v8qoZWEldM @pascalepoet Bless all the beloveds who tell you to keep going. And the wisdom of multiple drafts, never giving up… https://t.co/8OnQkY5ETHPeople who have not yet succumbed to the widespread blind bloodlust: thank you. One of the goals of fascism is to m… https://t.co/b9XTBZdWxf
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy+ Please read the reports (many I haven't linked to, all links/ mentions only as examples), and see the hard work t… https://t.co/JrcjszjlZV+ Apologies, naming only a handful of many organisations as an illustration of the enormous amount of work done on… https://t.co/pmNywvhqsGThere's no shortage of work on gender violence in India. Apne Aap and Prerana work on trafficking, Guria, ActionAid… https://t.co/SqqEGvZ5EYNo time for a thread, but some quick resources: - Justice Verma: Beyond 'hang them, kill them', why AFSPA, caste/ d… https://t.co/kgkMSPp1BxPlease, please educate yourself about the extent and enormity of violence against women before you applaud extreme… https://t.co/nqKDo8nV8GHere is the shortlisted fiction titles that @janicepariat @somakghoshal and I selected for the Crossword Fiction Aw… https://t.co/2RlZw1RrR7
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyA brazen extra-judicial killing if there ever was one - spare us the tired script. This isn't instant justice - thi… https://t.co/D5X5F0qYZ3
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12/6
2019
To get into the technicalities and nuances of the CAB is to digress from the simple indisputable fact that India's… https://t.co/wMhi4vGFmN
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy‘Stubborn, mulish and clueless’: P Chidambaram hammers government over economy https://t.co/M4ElHReVdb https://t.co/ADaFOGJ0H3
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyWhen everything you most love about your country is under threat. "It is a big step in the ruling Bharatiya Janat… https://t.co/rt0nFRpf4wBy @gautambhatia88: "A state that separates individuals and treats them unequally on palpably arbitrary grounds vi… https://t.co/2HOj2XQq79Lovely piece. A Mughal prince and the pandits of Benares https://t.co/i7MeutrnU4
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12/5
2019
Mukul Kesavan in July on the dangers of the #CitizenshipAmendmentBill & the #NRC: "Central to the sangh parivar’s… https://t.co/0sqGVy0w2V"The basic idea of India has been violated in the bill. Those who believe that religion should determine nationhood… https://t.co/95C6Zyvjqk
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyToday the Union Cabinet cleared the #CitizenshipAmendmentBill which, along with the #NRC, seeks to legalise citizen… https://t.co/NPwXCrrQtZ
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyWhat happens to gender rights in a globalised world of macho politics, I write in @livemint. It takes a back seat:… https://t.co/rNSHzwYQRu
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy.@CCriadoPerez has triumphed to win the @FinancialTimes and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2019 with her… https://t.co/TeS4q81d2e
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy"...and folklore is most impure." Ralph Ellison's letters. https://t.co/k0khaGkDcJThis really is the most magnificent exhibition @WallaceMuseum @DalrympleWill worth every one of its five stars. Ple… https://t.co/zJJVhKWBOm
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy"So. ‘Hold on a minute,’ I said, when her latest novel arrived in the mail, ‘this book is about Boko Haram???’"… https://t.co/1QbR5yScZs
12/4
2019
@ayeshasood My heart goes out to you. ❤️ He was such a beauty. @NarmadaKhare + Many thanks, @DevyaniKhare, for sharing the link to this wonderful essay!"One evening, watching fireflies glide in and out of the open window... She got up and found her pen and a notebook… https://t.co/WwRLQJNguD“The concentration of Muslims & Christians in some areas is a threat and this has to be resolved. The central govt… https://t.co/CZTVM1bgbJ
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy1. @RanaAyyub is a phenom + the safety of her lovely family and her is paramount. 2. Filkins has no business normal… https://t.co/DkMUDFUGt2
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12/3
2019
"Oh, he tends to be free all the time," Saeeda Bai said with a tender smile. "Time is not a problem with Dagh Sahib… https://t.co/55OI87ytqs @narawind @FTLifeArts And yet, the book survives. 👍🏾Glad to see Ted Chiang, Julia Phillips and Valeria Luiselli on this list. https://t.co/7VMyY1SNSv @tjoseph0010 @juggernautbooks + "[It puts] to rest the ugly debates about the ancestry of modern Indians by reveali… https://t.co/9Hfbkd1ThI"And the next bit of hell is at reception." Absolutely astonishing recounting of events, from the Chief Executive o… https://t.co/ji2Wh6KYfg
Retweeted by Nilanjana RoyStep 1: make films portraying women as the property of men, feature #rape jokes, normalise molestation and stalking… https://t.co/TENMqQr4Nf
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy @Samanth_S Congratulations, Samanth, can't wait to read this biography.The Indian edition of "A Dominant Character," my biography of JBS Haldane, is now available for pre-order. Copies s… https://t.co/smttDHhFEN
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy @sheela2010 @tjoseph0010 @juggernautbooks She was so loved. Much love from us to you.Congratulations, @tjoseph0010 and @juggernautbooks. This prize is special: the Shakti Bhatt First Book award was on… https://t.co/lyKBbbVwId
12/2
2019
@richove @EricKlinenberg @susanorlean That needs to change. I can't prove it in the absence of studies, but my sens… https://t.co/jccwo8OZOA @richove @EricKlinenberg Thank you — and Mr Klinenberg's book is a big influence. @rohini_sgh Rahul Bajaj's bravery stands out even more, doesn't it? If corporate India had a sense of self-preserva… https://t.co/R7lTsBD5b6 @PaulSalopek @prempanicker The @outofedenwalk is exactly the kind of project we need in these times, and… https://t.co/6aEJN9iYbpStorytelling companions: You pushed us to our fundraising goal of $20k a week early. Your generosity powers this jo… https://t.co/wS2MQgX3ON
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy💃🏾💃🏾When you're fooling around with new ideas, and mood: https://t.co/tidkwwftuq @MalaSivaprasad @sridala Superb residency, but the application deadline for this year has passed. @PGopalan57 @FTLifeArts Agree, Kerala and his work make a fantastic model for anyone wanting to start library networks.📚🌿🌴Putting this out there: if anyone knows of possible writers' retreats in India — safe, with Internet, reasonably… https://t.co/vkaH0iCgfD @prernabindra @boundindia @JairajSinghR @theuntourists There are a few retreats where you cover your own costs — th… https://t.co/yu1r4ycsBS
12/1
2019
@BCDreyer She had a nice line in posh bathrobes. https://t.co/zlUipTuku4 @alydianoble @SueU Thank you, it sounds excellent!.@aliwong’s stage is a feminist locker room where you are freed from the shackles of politeness and restraint. Priy… https://t.co/auLz8lL4R6
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy @arunbothra @seemay Agree. After the 2012 protests in Delhi, many scholars, gender violence experts and feminists e… https://t.co/aqpB4ZylRW📚❤️ Please read this. One of the most thoughtful views on children's books in India, and the pressures they face,… https://t.co/enYeaZ4UFt @bombaywallah Movie no, but song ❤️ @surekhapillai https://t.co/N27Qtyigw0+ One more and back to work. The song that had everything — the grand staircase, revolver, Cuckoo at her best, smok… https://t.co/I0gpMNKxqfWhen you sense that the morning will disappear down the rabbithole of Nutan songs. Film buffs, who is the gorgeous… https://t.co/fZ10TEgR3LSorting the Bengali books, which is bringing on full fit of nostalgia for the hometown and rasgulle ke meethi baate… https://t.co/JNwnCd9gmb"We are obsessed with history, not so much to deepen our understanding of how we came to be, but to ransack it for… https://t.co/ps39L6xEpI
11/30
2019
@vivekisms @SanSip We probably have enough companies in India who could, but it takes a ton of commitment. Not so… https://t.co/cCulKKJzlb @vivekisms @SanSip We know! I wish I could persuade a bunch of big corporations to just go invest in building lib… https://t.co/ywKZGPOM6jA new NRC in Assam, as part of a nation-wide exercise: ‘How many times do we prove citizenship?’ @saha_abhi1990 has… https://t.co/aLmOfCGXcw
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy @helennesbitt Thank you, Helen — that's such a striking point. They're home for so many different groups of people,… https://t.co/7u7GNKrT2RAuthoritarians seem to hate libraries; democracies must invest in them. My column this week in @FTLifeArts: https://t.co/Gkfq6HsgguThe @financialtimes' Books of the Year series is back for 2019 and it's bigger than ever! Here are 201 books to add… https://t.co/5rjiA4nG8S
Retweeted by Nilanjana Roy @Eva_Bec @booketlistapp Thank you, that's most generous! Will pass on this list. @Apkal Thank you, Aparna!
11/29
2019

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