In the current climate, there needs to be a more aggressive pushback from the humanitarian, creative community.
We can criticise Modi on the ground that he ought to engage more with the public. But we cannot criticise Beyoncé for her tightly-controlled images.
For me, honouring Shujaat Bhukari and other slain journalists means finding a hopeful purpose in the mess around us.
Performance matters. And all good entertainers understand this.
A poem that highlights our alienation from the constant tension in Kashmir.
'I'm the new curtain over the fourth estate.'
We may not get to watch Pakistani serials anymore, but nobody said anything about food.