Humour and social commentary are an integral tool in distilling politics and issues in general. It speaks of an ability to self-reflect, appreciate the fallibility of humans, and engage across the faultlines by building bridges.
To elaborate on that point, we have with us this Mondayfixgoa, Madri Kakoti, the neighbourhood teacher, in conversation with Sujay Gupta.
Madri is currently teaching Sociolinguistics and Neurolinguistics at the University of Lucknow as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics.
She served as the Hindi Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant at NYU and taught English as a second language at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. A Masters in International Relations and Linguistics from JNU and Bachelors in English Literature from Delhi University, she published several international papers in journals of repute, 3 book chapters and presented research papers at a number of national and international conferences, the most recent being the International Conference of Hindi Studies held at Paris and the Language Documentation for Cultural Preservation at Mahidol University, Thailand.
She started The Neighbourhood Teacher YouTube series as a creative angst, about the devolution of language, specially of media, that is rapidly, visibly changing the language of thought.
She mentions, she likes the heaviness of the phrase “being able to take a joke”.
In conversation with Sujay Gupta, columnist, writer and consulting editor of Herald newspaper.
Zoom link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82699075942
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