Now & Then

Now & Then

Now & Then

Now and Then is a column about how our cultural, political and social histories are interwoven into our current day experiences. Now and Then also examines how the issues of the day often present themselves in recursive patterns. Jaya Padmanabhan is a journalist, and author of the collection of short stories titled Transactions of Belonging. She was the editor of India Currents from 2012 to 2016.

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A Fake White World

A Fake White World

On November 9th, I was overwhelmed with despair, and I know I was not alone. Social media reflected the weight of our collective grief with bitter, gloomy, and

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