Partition of India: Objects that tell the story of history’s largest mass migration

August 9, 2017

(CNN)This month marks 70 years since the Partition of India, a momentous event now receding from view. In many Indian and Pakistani families like mine, “Partition” has become a word unspoken, shrouded in silence and sheathed with painful memories. A personal connection Having settled in Delhi, the families of all four of my grandparents can be traced to a land that now lies across the border. They originally hailed from…

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Controversial Singaporean graphic novel wins ‘Oscars’ of comic world

July 25, 2017

Singapore (CNN)A graphic novel about the history of Singapore stirred controversy before its publication, with a senior official in the city-state once warning that it could “potentially undermine the authority of legitimacy of the government and its public institutions.” Last Friday, Liew and his graphic novel “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” bagged three Eisner awards — Best Writer/Artist, Best Publication Design and Best US Edition of International Material…

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A catwalk show with real people instead of models – and it was beautiful – BBC News

June 30, 2017

They’re real people who are walking a catwalk in the middle of Manchester to create a live “self-portrait of the city” – an idea dreamed up by artist Jeremy Deller. Image copyright Getty Images It’s a simple idea. A platform that normally celebrates superficial appearance is instead used to celebrate the everyday brilliance and resilience of the people of the city. And it’s more beautiful than any fashion show. Beautiful,…

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Maria Bamford gets painfully real about student loans: ‘To receive an invoice is to know you’re alive’

Image: michael loccisana/Getty Images Ah, graduation season. A perfect time for celebrities, who are not really like us, to seem smart by giving vague inspirational speeches in funny hats. Instead, comic Maria Bamford used her invitation to speak at the very college she paid to attend the University of Minnesota to do what can only be described as the reverse DJ Khaled: She gave incredibly specific and useful wisdom to…

May 20, 2017
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