In this episode we’re joined by Dolly Kikon, Usham Rojio, and Anannya Baruah as we explore Nicholas Kharkongor’s 2019 film Axone. The film is out on Netflix and we encourage everyone to watch!
The film provides a great platform to understand some of the issues faced by people from the North East states as they migrate to cities like Delhi. However, the film misses the opportunity to have a serious discussion about a number of issues it raises in the effort to find balance.
Deepauk Murugesan (Host)
Dolly’s opinion piece in the Indian Express on Axone
A discussion on Seasons of Life – Dolly’s short film on food in the North East organized by Zubaan Books
On Asha Stores, the shop with North Eastern delicacies featured in Axone
Aribam Shyam Sharma and Ishanou
Anannya Baruah on HuffPost
[…] Thokchom Veewon in his essay on Axone, as well as Usham Rojio on The Other Banana podcast, discuss the systemic racism at large in the country and the institutionalised violence of AFSPA […]