Abhinaya Harigovind

abhinayah@dubeat.com ; 'A self-confessed workaholic, I run on endless cups of coffee, last-minute panic, and the smell of fresh print on paper. Student of History at St.Stephen's College, but home and heart lie in Bangalore. Like Holden says, "I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot."'

Communist propaganda poster from Russia, 1919. It says "Death to capital, or death under the heel of capitalism." The representation of capitalism as a wealthy, obese man is significant.

Is there any ‘art’ in propaganda posters?

From Mao to the Nazis, propaganda posters have been a significant aspect of politics and mobilisation. Merriam-Webster defines propaganda as the spread of ideas,...

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Project Jazba by Enactus Miranda House: Assisting acid attack survivors and more

The project identifies their areas of interest and helps in building a business model with them, alongside raising funds for the same. Project Jazba, conceptualised by...

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What you need to know about the Not-All-Men hashtag

The incident that took place in Bengaluru on New Year’s Eve popularised a phrase that has been in use as a defense against feminism for a couple of years now,...

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: On a budget

The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), well attended by the crème de la crème of the literary world, is also surprisingly accessible to students on a shoestring budget....

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Taking a year off after graduation

To state the obvious, this semester is almost coming to an end and most of us with three-year courses have reached the fag end of what we had (wrongly) thought was a...

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Reads for the Mid-Sem Break

Haven’t picked up a novel in the last three months? Or tried to pick one up but never got past the first couple of chapters? Who has the time, you say. What with...

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How safe are media personnel today?

  It is a profession that has been romanticised and dragged through the dirt in equal measures. The media having ‘sensationalised’ a particular piece of...

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What is it like to be part of the ScrapLabs Mentorship Fellowship Program?

ScrapLabs steps into schools to add a touch of fun to science. The classes they conduct in various schools across Delhi/NCR encourage children to experiment and innovate...

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What does the ban on commercial surrogacy imply?

  Last week, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 was cleared by the cabinet and is to be introduced in the winter session of Parliament. The bill, which sparked...

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ScrapLabs: Making learning fun

While most of us may have learnt about series and parallel circuits back in school, if we were given a light bulb and an electrical kit, in all likelihood we would have...