Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire: A Modern Antigone — TheSouthAsianIdea Weblog

By Kabir Altaf Imagine what Antigone would be like if the action was transported from ancient Greece to today’s London and the main characters were British-Pakistanis. This premise forms the basis for Kamila Shamsie’s most recent novel Home Fire, which updates Sophocles’ tragedy and sets it in the contemporary context of the War on Terror […]

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The Bandung Moment — Postcolonialism and its Discontents

Scholars working on decolonisation have all in one way or another touched on the Bandung Conference. Bandung was a pivotal moment in the 20th century that signalled a new way of doing things; a new postcolonial world in which nations of the Global South were staking their claim in the international sphere. Bandung has been […]

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2018: New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions are generally forgotten and rarely remembered unless FB reminds us about them. Whatever, these resolutions show the intent of a person; where they are and where they want to be. Reflection is important as it helps us assess ourselves. Determination is key as it points to the hurdles in the way. Action leads to success. Effort in itself is a reward. Success is an incing on the cake. Failure is a teacher for the future and a reality check. So why not dare? Let’s move on ! I dare you.