from Al Jazerra 2 September 2012"The uprisings in Tunisia were started neither by political action nor a military coup led by officers or opposition parties. Instead, the blade raised against the regime was made of banners and chants. And none cut more deeply than Abu al-Qasim al-Shabbi's poem, The Will to Live, which begins: "When the people demand freedom, Destiny must surely respond." This…See More
Thanks for a note. Well, i might not contribute something at present, the reason is that i am working on a book manuscript on ethnography of Nepal's Maoist movement and that is supposed to be published next year. By the way you may…"
"In my academic work I am looking to embrace a more creative side that is not so clearly charted out. I want to share thoughts and have no interest in confusing readers or obfuscating – but I do want to give readers of my academic work a choice of outcomes rather than insisting that they follow my logic. I have just started to play around with this following some of the writing experiments of Walter Benjamin in particular. I increasingly have very little time for the kind of writing that is…See More
In the first clip, state-sponsored students in conservation ecotourism are returning from a field trip. In the second trip, Mr.Themba Mthembu (of ZuluBirding) is instructing a group from another batch of students. See More
Found Poetry1Twitter, schmitter!We now havea court order!We will wipe outall of these!The internationalcommunity can say this,can say that.I don't care at all!Everyone will seehow powerfulthe Turkish State is!Erdogan, Turkish PM*Despite Erdogan’s ban on twittering, a report from Twitturk, which records the statistics of Turkish Twitter users, indicates over half a million tweets were posted in just 10 hours.2The “Happy Birthday” SongDoes anyoneever knowwhat to do,when people sing‘Happy Birthday…See More
Ecology and Conservation of Estuarine Ecosystems - Lake St. Lucia as a Global ModelEDITORS:Renzo Perissinotto, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaDerek D. Stretch, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaRicky H. Taylor, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, South AfricaDATE PUBLISHED: June 2013FORMAT: HardbackISBN: 9781107019751St Lucia is the world's oldest protected estuary and Africa's largest estuarine system. It is also the centerpiece of South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the…See More
Graham Harman: A Latour Litany“On Vicarious Causation”Mindless atoms and billiard balls.Autistic moonbeams entering the window of an asylum.Fire and cotton.A hailstorm smashes vineyards,or sends waves through a pond.Human consciousnessis on exactly the same footingas the duel betweencanaries, microbes, earthquakes, atoms, and tar.Resume the offensive by reversingour curfew in an ever-tinier ghettoof solely human realities:language, texts, political power.Mailboxes, hammers, cigarettes, and silk…See More
Reading Putin*.I looked the man in the eye.I found him to bevery straightforwardand trustworthy.We had a very good dialogue.I was able to get a senseof his soul,a man deeply committed to his countryand the best interests of his country.I wouldn't have invited himto my ranchif I didn't trust him.*George Bush, June 2001.2. Putin, On Chechen MuslimsIf you’re preparedto becomethe most radical Islamist,if you’re preparedto get cir-cum-cised,I invite you to Moscow.I would recommendthat he who doesthe…See More
There's a short sketchy travel article on CNN by Stephanie Wolters and David Smith which is followed by a very heated discussion about "the Boer identity", as opposed to "the Afrikaaner". Personally, I have never taken time to trace the difference. The discussion indicates that the difference seems to matter to South Africans who consider themselves of "Boer" descent.There are also insights around the phenomenon of white farmer killings, white farmer relations with black workers, and reports…See More
It went like a firecracker, a real sharp blast,and before I knew, I was up from sleep to beholdthe skies, gaping throughthe roof of the Boeing.It was wide open above my head.I could feel the clouds streaming in.A quick look ahead,And I could see the flight panelAnd it's array of indicators.It was like hell broke lose. Oxygen masks dropped,And a flight attendant's voiceStuttered through the speakers.The nose of the plane dippedAnd the pilot began a rapid controlled descentfrom 36,000 feet to…See More
In the first clip, state-sponsored students in conservation ecotourism are returning from a field trip. In the second trip, Mr.Themba Mthembu (of ZuluBirding) is instructing a group from another batch of students.
Thanks for a note. Well, i might not contribute something at present, the reason is that i am working on a book manuscript on ethnography of Nepal's Maoist movement and that is supposed to be published next year. By the way you may look at my recent writing which published in a Kolkata based journal. The below is the link; http://www.frontierweekly.com/views/sep-14/19-9-14-Nepals%20Election.html
Would like to share in forthcoming days. Would like to know what is yours current work on.
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Hello Achirri, thanks for the push - but at this point I have never written any ethnography myself and thus it would be helpful for me to read the discussions. I am about to start about to get started on my first ethnographic writing and may have questions/discussion points soon... Till then - i hope to learn for all you guys :)