Ghazala Jamil Profile picture
Teaches at Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University.
May 24, 2020 18 tweets 4 min read
Thread: Expressing Muslim sentiment through Bollywood songs

It is said that there's a Bollywood film song to fit any situation. Most useful are the filmy sad songs that, at least in my generation, everyone resorts to listening when they experience heartbreak. I think that songs of unrequited love are the sweetest and most meaningful. I like to listen to these sad songs of anger, lament, complaint etc even when I am not sad.
Mar 19, 2019 15 tweets 3 min read
Chowkidars are watchmen employed by the rich to protect themselves and for 'gatekeeping'. Am I missing something or has the BJP completely lost it and this really is Kafkaesque?

Thread | "Before the Law" by Franz Kafka (Trans by Ian Johnston) Before the law sits a gatekeeper. To this gatekeeper comes a man from the country who asks to gain entry into the law. But the gatekeeper says that he cannot grant him entry at the moment. The man thinks about it and then asks if he will be allowed to come in later on.