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Mahvash Afzal

Energy researcher, IIT Bombay

The author is an energy researcher at IIT Bombay.  
Do Teachers Make The Taught, Or Is It The Other Way

Do Teachers Make The Taught, Or Is It The Other Way Around?

I was fresh out of grad school and intended to be a model teacher. I walked into the final year undergrad class, aware of some facts: I was to teach them refrigeration and air-conditioning; they wouldn't give me much credit in the beginning; the first few lectures would be spent in sizing me up.
05/09/2016 11:45 AM IST
My Hijab Liberates Me From Your Oppressive Standards For

My Hijab Liberates Me From Your Oppressive Standards For Women

I see semi-clad women as representing a form of enslavement to a social structure that requires them to dress a certain way, be a certain size, have a certain type of hair. I think that your likes and dislikes are not governed by you. They are governed by your peers, the media and society in general. I see that as enslavement and I see you as enslaved to the idea of transient beauty and pleasure.
01/09/2016 7:31 PM IST