Lapsing into Seriousness

So, to not be flippant in these parts for a change...

I have an essay in an online magazine called Phalanx which is here

I've been kvetching for a long time about how, while there is an increasingly sophisticated discussion about mainstream art and politics, the space to discuss the alternative seems to be amorphous at best. Blogs about books and literature are an exception - to an extent only though.

So it's quite nice that there are some initiatives that are serious about this other space - like Pratilipi for example, which has been running a series on the Indian documentary along with various pieces on other arts.

After all without a serious, vibrant critical culture, how are we going to make better work?


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