बेवजह blog

To experiment with words . . . to paint the canvas with audible colours.

October 24, 2017

How is a slow, passive action better than a direct “hands on” approach?

Divyanshu   Nonviolence action is often connected to the word passive. The Passive Resistance word was used in the past by people who described it through […]
October 23, 2017
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How to compensate for the deaths in a nonviolent action?

Divyanshu   Nothing in the world can compensate the loss of a human life. It becomes even more tormenting when people stand up without arms against […]
October 20, 2017

Can I use nonviolence in self-defence if someone attacks me?

Divyanshu   It’s one of the most common questions about nonviolence that arises due to some misconceptions about the term and is often used as a […]
August 30, 2017

Introversion and how it slowly kills your business if you let it

Tasveer Hasan   Are you an introvert? Do you run a business? I bet it takes a toll on you to keep things running smoothly. I […]
August 10, 2017

कला को ले कर मेरी समझ

Masto   कला के प्रति मेरी समझ क्या है? मैं खुद से अक्सर यह सवाल करता हूँ और मेरे आलोचक या मुझे पसंद और नापसंद करने […]
August 6, 2017

परम्पराओं में चुनाव की स्वतंत्रता: सवाल स्त्री सन्दर्भ के

Surbhi Karwa   हर साल करवा चौथ पर सोशल मीडिया पर एक लघुजीवी बहस शुरू होती है जहाँ एक ओर कुछ लोग करवा चौथ को पितृसत्ता […]
August 1, 2017

स्वामी विवेकानंद और वर्तमान

Surbhi Karwa   भारतीय दक्षिणपंथी समूहों ने हिन्दू ध्रुवीकरण हेतू व्यापक स्तर पर इतिहास का राजनीतिकरण किया हैं. इतिहास के कई पात्रों का दुरूपयोग ‘हिन्दुत्व एजेंडा’ […]
May 26, 2017
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The Boy Who Read

Divyanshu   I learned about the magic of words in school, as ironic as that would be for me. The journey started with stories in the […]
May 2, 2017
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पत्रकारिता के सरोकार और गाँधी

अटल तिवारी साथियों, हम अपनी बात संपादकाचार्य बाबूराव विष्णु पराड़कर की एक टिप्पणी से शुरू करेंगे, जो उन्होंने 1925 में वृंदावन में आयोजित हिंदी संपादक सम्मेलन […]
April 11, 2017

Lucknow Just Got Happier and Braver

Alisha Asif   “Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.” – Jason Collins, first openly gay athlete in the U.S. […]
March 30, 2017
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Where Did We Go Wrong?

Tasveer Hasan   I grew up in Lucknow. There was a temple outside my house. Literally, right in front of my house. Every morning at around […]
March 28, 2017
The Boy Who Wrote

The Boy Who Wrote

Divyanshu   Deciding a career is a stupid idea. Or maybe it’s the other way around. I guess it’s too early to say things like these, considering […]
March 1, 2017

An Open Letter To a Brother

Surbhi Karwa   Dear Brother! What I am gonna write here is a matter which is very private to an individual. To come out of the closet about […]
February 27, 2017

Manjari, From Lucknow to London

Alisha Asif   “Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art.” – Konstantin Stanislavski   I remember having had a terrible day a few months […]
February 16, 2017

मैं हिजड़ा … मैं लक्ष्मी!

Surbhi Karwa   ‘मैं हिजड़ा… मैं लक्ष्मी!’ ये किताब हाथ में लेकर चलने से पहले, मुझे लोगों की अनचाही नज़रों का शिकार होने की चिंता होती […]