Writerly Life’s First Newsletter: Reading in the Time of Coronavirus

The very first newsletter by Writerly Life. I am excited, and it is a great moment for me to contribute and share something on books, reading, writing and literature in a tiny bit that I can with you all. Thank you for making it possible.

Book: Love, Loss, and Longing in Kashmir by Sahba Husain
Article:Art as a Medium of Resistance
Book recommendation:10 Must-Read Gender & Sexuality Books
From around the world: Yuval Noah Harari on COVID-19 outbreak 

Book Review: Love, Loss, and Longing in Kashmir by Sahba Husain (Zubaan, 2019)

There’s more to Kashmir than its natural beauty. And this other side or sides are well articulated in Sahba Husain’s Love, Loss, and Longing in Kashmir (Zubaan, 2019). It is the most militarized zone in the world and, with a new inhumane lockdown and revising the applicability of Article 370 on 5 August 2019, there’s no communication from and with Kashmir. Read complete review.

Art as a Medium of Resistance and Protest

When traditional media outlets shied away from doing their job, the students and the members of civil society took on themselves the onerous task of speaking truth to power. And that too with art. Fear is an instrument of the oppressive regime, and BJP tried to instill and deter people with that; but it miserably failed. Students and general public took to the streets, they brought creative posters with them. Read full article.

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10 Must-Read Gender and Sexuality Books

The Curious Case of Shefali Vaidya

Do you feel that you can’t participate in discussions on gender and sexuality just because you don’t have any idea of its terminology? Wondering what does the alphabetic soup LGBTQIA+ means? Want to empathize with queer folks for all that they’ve been put into, then read these 10 books! 

Read full article.

Financial Times: Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus

When choosing between alternatives, we should ask ourselves not only how to overcome the immediate threat, but also what kind of world we will inhabit once the storm passes. Yes, the storm will pass, humankind will survive, most of us will still be alive — but we will inhabit a different world. 

Read the full article on Financial Times.

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