After the third conference of the Critical Edge Alliance in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai in September 2017, we had an interview with professor P.K. Shajahan, the Dean of Student Affairs at the Institute and one of the organizers of the Conference.
It was last winter of 2016; I decided to be part of Tata Institute of Social sciences (TISS), Mumbai. I never heard about it so far in my entire life. I appeared for the entrance exam, cleared it. I proceeded further for my interview and later on, I got selected out of a pool of competing students in India.
We say no to the end of history, we say no to accepting that what we have now is the best we can get. We do so by being critical, we do so by looking at things again, by examining the structures that determine how we live, and by pointing to alternative ways of doing things – alternative ways of learning and alternative readings of history, society and the people who live in it.