Articles by: Sowmya Sivakumar

Does the government want to save oxygen or save lives?

Does the government want to save oxygen or save lives?

Oxygen ‘audit’ and rationing is taking lives; anesthesiologists say planning adequate buffer stocks is the only way A string of recent directives, from the central government to states, and from states to government and private hospitals are emphasising on oxygen audits and rationing to ‘prevent wastage,’ as a strategy to ease the oxygen crisis in the country in treatment of[Read More…]

by 17/05/2021 1 comment India
A Dissenting Note On Carnatic Music And Attack On It By Fundamentalists

A Dissenting Note On Carnatic Music And Attack On It By Fundamentalists

Dear Aruna Roy, I received your statement “Reclaiming our Heritage: Statement condemning the attack on classical musical expression in south India” for endorsement. As you are aware, I grew up immersed in (or force fed) Carnatic music for the first 20 years of my life. I have attended perhaps a thousand concerts in that period, not all out of choice. Long[Read More…]

by 30/09/2018 2 comments Arts/Literature
Bhima Koregaon—One History, Two Hundred Years Apart

Bhima Koregaon—One History, Two Hundred Years Apart

Whether we are aware of it or not, we stand to witness now what will be history tomorrow. A history that will do its provenance proud, in fact, leaving it a lot more glorious. Even the xenophobic right who asked for this new chapter in the first place, are left with no ‘foreign conspiracy’ theory to tout. For ‘Bhima Koregaon[Read More…]

by 05/01/2018 4 comments Annihilate Caste