So this is it! Finally...and long overdue. My political aangan, a space for articulating my thoughts and for interacting with everyone in the web space. Some very kind friends had suggested that given my interest in politics and my free flowing comments on a variety of topics, I should start blogging. I am grateful for your encouragement and suggestion.
I have decided to call it an Aangan....a backyard in traditional Indian homes, where mostly women of the home and neighbourhood gathered to exchange thoughts, express themselves and to gossip! It is a gendered space and a very useful subversive space in which women have traditionally articulated their politics. I am hoping to do the same. An aangan, where I can retreat from my daily chores, and the rigours of a professional life as an academic, a researcher and a teacher.
So the 'chatai' (traditional Indian straw mat) is laid out....come one come all.....lets gossip, lets intellectualise the gossip! :)