Cultural Conversations at Dibashram Poet Dr Gwee Sui Li opening a May Day photo exhibition Singapore is a hub of economic activity in this region, with one of the highest Gross Domestic Product in Asia. Migrant workers from South Asia have been attracted to Singapore for its proximity to home geographically and due its higher … More Migrant Workers as Cultural Practitioners: Singapore’s new ‘in-thing’
I observe a lot of migrant related activity (if not activism) over the past one year in Singapore, with plenty of events, competitions and citizen centric engagements, which brings the migrant regularly back into the mainstream conversation. Most of these events are kind, create mini celebrities out of migrant brothers, who release books, music cds … More Artists as Migrants in Singapore
“I will tell you this, I may be dead, but my ideas will surely not die.” – Saro-Wiwa, Ogoni-Nigerian Writer speaking to the tribunal that sent him to the gallows I grew up in the milieu of post liberalization middle class India and the diaspora in the Gulf resembling a similar … More Writing as a mode of Activism: Do the structures listen?
Globalization is an urban sociological phenomenon , which has been well documented by social theorists such as Manuel Castells and Saskia Sassen, Globalization as a force is breaking down traditional values in some societies but at the same time nurturing them in places which are not their ‘home grounds’. Korean Pop for example is superbly … More Is Globalization, Cultural evolution or an Orientalist Project?