k i s k a J i s m / w h o s e b o d y?

Identify Yourself Gujarat!
December 11, 2007, 11:25 am
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This Election, for all of you in Gujarat, it’s time to

[ Identify Yourself! ]

Who are you?

Aap Kaun Ho?

Just or Unjust,

Peace loving or Hate Mongering,

Lover or Loner…

Cast your vote for Justice.


The White Ribbon Campaign for Peace(India).

Gujarat Assembly Election 2007.


November 7, 2007, 12:16 am
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Labels features this month in the NewMediaFest 2007,

as part of the Java Museum‘s Shows on net.art.

Curated by Wilfred Agricola De Cologne this is a show that you must see, called

a+b =ba? [art+blog=blogart?]

ENTER a+b=ba[art+blog=blogart?]

And this way for entire NewMediaFest 2007.

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{labels is an arts and social entrepreneurial project located primarily on this blog.We seek to create empowering narratives of identity in collaboration with people wish to explore and release themselves from an oppressive strand in their past, through a process that will be played out here.Stay locked!}

H o p s k i p j u m p f l u t t e r| Jihaad
August 9, 2007, 10:52 am
Filed under: Abominable eagle, identity, jihaad, Muslim, Screen Sifar, Woman


Sometimes you learn to ignore the winds and just fly. But that, right now is rare.

Here I am. Labbaik.

In order to know the strands of your own oppression you need to delve into your identity. Labbaik. Here I am.

So, when you know how to fly you begin to think ‘really, but this was so obvious’. And you wonder what you left behind, the animagi you create, because this indeed is a place that you can look back from. But today, I just wonder. I don’t look back.

I shrug it off. And then I have to go because that is the way that things are. They must be. Inexorably.


You survive. In some ways because you connected to an underbelly of pain far darker than yours.

Because you sat up, and left. Because you asked, “But how can I live like this?”And you met people who showed you the way.

Because you want to clean up the mess, and confront some of your own ilk. The duck of urgency, the crow of ownership, the peacock of wanting to be famous and the rooster of lust. Because you know that the war is within and you must from within. That is Jihaad. Cleaning up your own house. Your self, body, space, family, community, nation, world…

Being abominable is about resisting: against consumption, and being consumed…

Against giving in,

Against letting go,

Against losing out,

Against giving way,

Against being like everyone else,

Against everyone’s lust…Against your own lust.

It’s about speaking truth to power.

So the eagle didn’t believe completely what had happened. There were modes of reality that still made everything in the Giant’s Causeway seem unrealistically absolute. This was where there was a leeway because in flight you transcend the trajectories that conventional movement bears upon you.

Circling the suspiciously geometric terrain, she sees boulders of absolute blackness, and white shards of wave crests as they burst foam on them. Washed and blanched by the torrent, the boulders bear the weight of time, as it erodes each of our memories. You, dear turtle, you dear fish, and you, dear camel.

Gasp. I need some air.

“And strive hard in God’s cause as you ought to”

And we ought to, because justice is the larger story. And we ask for a hearing.

I ask you.
June 13, 2007, 1:48 am
Filed under: agitation, Communalism, identity, Muslim, Woman

    How do I deal with your betrayal?

My body

My life

My future

My past

My space

My place

My dreams

My home

My Nation

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Close your eyes, block your ears, seal your tongues, you are not going to like this.

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May 30, 2007, 8:09 am
Filed under: Communities, fairness, identity, orkut.com, racism, Unfair



Join us or eavesdrop on this conversation.

On www.orkut.com, at a group called Unfair.

Whose Morality?
May 15, 2007, 8:15 am
Filed under: Baroda, Censorship, Communalism, freedom of expression

Whose morality?

I would have said all this in more provocative language but I chose to restrain myself because I want to be able to say things clearly. Because my mind is equipped with an automatic censor that restricts every turn of phrase that could let out any evidence of sexuality. Because I want to be fair and true and because I’m working out of this harrowed,frustrated,carved tiny niche a language that will appease all of Us.[read more here…]

For Mumbai and the world…
May 10, 2007, 8:45 am
Filed under: Uncategorized


In your big booming city,

With its lights and traffic, its trams and commotion…

Being would be so easy, do you matter at all?

Particle sexuality, aching discomfort. Flights of fancy. Crash, burn, move on.

But, seize this moment. Swallow your oblivion. Emerge from the dust, the grime and the routine, the things you always think about…

Perhaps today you should confront the stranger-

Aaj khud se apni pehchaan badhaiye…

[Identify Yourself!]

Who Are You? Aap Kaun Ho?

Aapan Kon Aahot?

This is an online event for everyone in Mumbai and on orkut.com at these communities

Tactical Media

Mumbai Events