Acquaintance

We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays and commentaries on art, music and literature, as well as academic writing and interviews and first person accounts and narratives.

Kashmir Meet After Two Years of Ruin: A Reckoning or a New Tack? — by Muzamil Jaleel

In this timely piece (featured in our opinions and perspectives section), Muzamil Jaleel poses and evaluates two essential questions: Is… Read More

4 weeks ago

Social Media and Commodifying Empathy in the Covid-era — by Dr. Amrita Ghosh

This article traces various social media expressions during the ongoing pandemic and asks the overarching question: how should one understand,… Read More

1 month ago

Seven Times Parveena Ahangar Spoke About Being a Mother Looking for Her Son

On August 18th of 1990, at 2 a.m., Parveena Ahangar’s 17-year-old son Javaid Ahmed was taken by a specialized counter-insurgency… Read More

3 months ago

Medical oxygen should not be a luxury – we’re trying to develop a cheaper way to produce it — by David Fairen-Jimenez (University of Cambridge)

David Fairen-Jimenez is a Reader at the University of Cambridge and Director at Immaterial. Here he explains the process of… Read More

3 months ago

Freedom Through Untouchability: A Letter to Kashmiris — by Murad Saleem

A deeply embedded sense of existential threat has surrounded Kashmiris from multiple directions, materializing in varying challenges and struggles throughout… Read More

6 months ago

Perspective: Is India’s New Policy on Media in Kashmir Vicious? — by Shahnaz Bashir

In this opinion piece Shahnaz Bashir evaluates the potential consequences and repercussions of the 53-page “New Media Policy” set to… Read More

6 months ago

I'm a Kashmiri. This Is What I Thought When Kanhaiya Said Kashmir Is Integral to India — by Ather Zia

In a piece originally published by Huffington Post India (25/03/2016), Professor Ather Zia problematizes Kanhaiya Kumar's statement on Kashmir as… Read More

7 months ago

Fight for Your Right: A Young Student’s Illustrated Project on #MeToo — by Sushila Sahay

Sushila Sahay was 15 years old when, at the peak of a worldwide debate, she decided to raise awareness about… Read More

8 months ago

Of Cultural Misappropriation: A Case for the Nagas — by Huthuka Sumi

Huthuka Sumi explores the implications of Amazon and Flipkart’s listing of specific garments as “traditional” Naga attire. He questions the… Read More

8 months ago

Roshni: Where the Light Won't Shine – by Muzamil Jaleel

In a continuing series, Muzamil Jaleel presents his latest opinion piece in the Acquaintance section at Inverse Journal. While discussing… Read More

9 months ago