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Anne Frank: A History for Today in Kochi

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After the last Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibition I conducted, in Saikul (Manipur), the prospect of one in Kochi seemed ordinary enough. 30 class 8 students from across 7 (CBSE) Bhawans schools from across Kochi. How much novelty could I find? Day 1 At 9 AM on the morning of 19 Jan the…

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Anne Frank: A History for Today at the Conflictorium

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November 2019 marks 7 years of association with the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, as their India partners. A chance encounter at a conference in Doha leading to a partnership that has led to one of the most relevant and important projects we have undertaken at PeaceWorks. cccc2019 has also been particularly special. This year we…

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Anne Frank: A History for Today in Saikul, Manipur

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The Manorama rape case, the Mothers of Manipur protest, Sabitri Heisnam’s rendering of Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi, the implementation of the Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act in Manipur less than a decade after its independence from British colonialism, an alarmingly high rate of fake encounters. This sentence covers more or less the extent of my limited awareness of…

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The PeaceWorks Human Rights Defenders Programme at Akshar : Day 6

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It was the last group’s turn to present their work in the propaganda assignment we began two classes ago. Having been busy with a host of extra curriculars, they had not had the chance to make a ‘negative’ propaganda assignment I was informed. Their presentation (image of poster below) was received unanimously with quiet approval…

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