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Ektara video magazine
July 2020

(See the list of previous issues)

A warm welcome to Ektara, the online video magazine of history, society and culture of India and South Asia. At the time of global issues like covid-19 pandemic and other political as well as economic crisis, Ektara broadens its horizons to include features on current as well as historical issues. Ektara magazine comes out once every two months. We need your support to keep it running.

In this new issue, we bring you the following short videos and segments:

1. History of Dissent in India - Online Resources
2. Course on countering online hate and fake media
3. Featured video: Linda Hess on 'Ulatbaansis' (upside-down verse)
4. Tasveer Ghar's new features: Masculinity in economy and motor vehicles
5. The Making of 'Khayal Darpan' documentary film

1. History of Dissent in India - Online Resources
Disagreements, dissent and protests are as old as human civilization. Let us take a look at some online resources and links on the history dissent in India >>

2. Course on countering online hate and fake media
This is an introduction to a comprehensive online course on countering hate speech and fake news on the Internet. Anyone can join this course. For more details and further videos on this series, please visit http://hissedari.com

3. Featured Video: Linda Hess on 'Ulatbaansis' (upside-down verse)
'Ulatbaansi discourages your mind from functioning in its normal way' says Linda Hess, a Stanford University scholar who works on the poetry of Kabir. This video is from the Ajab shahar - Kabir project.

4. New features on Tasveer Ghar, the House of Pictures

The following new visual essay appeared on Tasveer Ghar under its 'Manly Matters' series:

Tarini Bedi: Wheeled Masculinity


Ravinder Kaur: The Market Hunters: Corporate Masculinity and the Art of Opening the Economy


Shaista Anwar: Motorcycle Masculinity in Indian Cinema


5. The Making of 'Khayal Darpan' film

Director Yousuf Saeed speaks about the making of his documentary film Khayal Darpan on the development of classical music in Pakistan, almost 15 years after the release of the film. The documentary can be watched at http://khayaldarpan.info

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