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Gender and Cyberspace (March 2016)

We will examine the questions: Are physical space and cyberspace roughly equivalent concepts? Can we relate traditional philosophical arguments about physical space to cyberspace? Do these arguments tell us anything about the nature of cyberspace? And the main question that we will explore; Is cyberspace gendered?

To be presented at Equal World Equal Spaces: A Festival Celebrating Women Work and Health, 11th – 13th March, 2016

Kahini Workshop, July 26-27th 2015

Delhi is a city of stories and storytellers. From the bards who once combed the streets of Shahjahanabad delivering juicy stories of the Mughal harems to the ruins of Tughlakabad Fort that speak of an emperor’s confrontation with a Sufi saint, stories are intrinsic to the fabric of Delhi.

Like our multilayered city, our families too have their stash of stories. These are recounted at family gatherings and over long drives, at lazy Sunday lunches and on chilly winter evenings, with our fingers tightly wrapped around cups of chai. Some of these stories we keep to ourselves, others we want to shout from rooftops and share with the world. Yet others, exist in multiple versions thanks to multiple memories that keep them afloat.

What stories of your own family do you want to preserve forever? What stories do you want to write? Either for yourself, to hand down to the next generation, or to share with the world?

Sayantani Dasgupta is an alumni of St. Stephen’s College and JNU. She worked for four years in publishing before acquiring her MFA in creative writing from the University of Idaho.

Jordan Hartt is a writer, writing teacher, and community and events organizer, and has taught literature and creative writing at Peninsula College.

Visit to Jantar Mantar

A field trip was organized for the students of the Support School to the world famous astronomical observatory on 9 October 2009.

The visit was a first for most of the students to this unique structure built in the heart of Delhi by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur (1699-1743).

The imposing structure fascinated the children and they went about exploring the various instruments and understanding their purpose.

The trip included a visit to the Children’s Park in the vicinity of India Gate. The older children having already done some ‘research’ on Jantar Mantar as well as India Gate on the internet during one of their computer classes at the Support School, guided and informed their younger colleagues. The visit was packed with outdoor games, and concluded with some welcome refreshments.