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Performing Diversity: that time I saw Bhopal

By Raminder S I recently saw the play Bhopal at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal. The play was a reenactment of the devastation wrought by the Bhopal disaster in December 1984. Since then, over 20,000 people have lost their lives because of the catastrophic chemical gas leak at the Union Carbide Pesticide plant…

Critical Film Review: Inshallah, Kashmir: Living Terror

By Tyler C “So, military and paradise, bulletproof jackets and the veil; breathtaking vistas of mountains and crystal lakes are projected through barbed wire. Darkened army bunkers, the alert eyes of battle-ready soldiers watch over not an enemy or a border but school children, women going shopping, men delivering goods. And the certainty of yet another militant attack, blood, limbs, followed by reprisals by the armed forces. Such is the state of ‘normalcy’ into which children [in Kashmir] are born and raised. A cycle institutionalized and ritualized since the advent of militancy in 1991.”[1] Ashvin Kumar’s 2012 documentary, Inshallah, Kashmir: Living…