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Pranesh Prasad


Pranesh Prasad is a writer of literary fiction. He is currently working on his third novel ‘The Hidden Imam’ which explores gender, religious and caste inequalities. An excerpt from ‘The Hidden Imam’ appears in the 2016 Global Voices Edition of the literary journal, Weber: The Contemporary West. His previous works include the novels ‘The Ultimate Laugh’ (Cedar: 2011) which explores terrorism and identity and ‘A Half-Baked Life’ (Frog Books: 2013) which delves into the consequences of the 2002 Gujarat riots. He has been a speaker at numerous literary festivals, seminars and conferences, both in India and abroad. He also teaches creative writing and was a panel member at the National Writers’ Workshop in the Philippines in 2016. Apart from writing, he is passionate about animal welfare and can be seen hanging out with animals everywhere. He also loves a good Mojito.   
Kerala Is Defying Both Logic And Law By Culling Stray

Kerala Is Defying Both Logic And Law By Culling Stray Dogs

So here we go again. An elderly lady was tragically mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs, and the Kerala state government has decided to take the easy way out and do a mass culling of stray dogs, just like last year. Animal lovers and welfare groups are trying their best to advocate the right to life of these dogs, again just like last year. Those who support the state government's decision emphasize that stray dogs are a continual menace to society, just like last year.
03/09/2016 10:37 AM IST
If It’s The Dalits In India, It’s The Aborigines In

If It’s The Dalits In India, It’s The Aborigines In Australia

It is known that Aborigines suffered violence and dispossession in the past due to the colonial project. However, what is not widely known is that prejudice and discrimination against the original people of Australia is still deeply rooted throughout the country. The situation of Aborigines is much like the experience of Dalits in India. Even today, White people will pass the empty seat next to a dark-skinned Aborigine in a bus and sit elsewhere. Just like even today, some people will not eat food cooked by a Dalit.
23/08/2016 1:00 PM IST