Essays

The price of laughter

A bunch of Indian comedians have been called out for making casteist remarks, insulting Dalit-Bahujan-Adivasi figures, and generally being offensive towards marginalised communities. The outrage has been on its way for quite some time and it is heartening to see it land with this much of a splash. But what has been equally interesting to watch is reactions from some comedians. Particularly, the refrain that their job is to make people laugh and that nothing else matters.

Why privilege must embrace invisibility

Those with privilege don’t have to do much to be seen as heroes. Even the bare minimum of effort on their part can cause entire communities and their efforts to become invisible.