Holi Against Fascism

Students, staff, and faculty at UC Davis come together to stand in solidarity with the protestors in India as northeast Delhi broke out into serious violence last week. With countless reports of Muslim homes burning, religious sites and common folk being brutally attacked and losing over 40+ lives, clashes between Hindus-Muslims and the police only continued through the week. With the right-wing Hindu nationalist government’s still refusing to reconsider the two new laws – Citizenship Amendment Act and National Registry of Citizens – that threaten citizenship for Muslims in India, the situation forward seems bleak. Folks came forth to fight fascism on the UC Davis campus, chanting for “Azaadi” (freedom) and the revolutionary cry “Inqalab Zinadaabad.”

Photography by Maayez Imam

The Glam Side of Sardi

I have heard the most incredible stories about Indian markets.

Our adventure goes on with probably the article I was the most excited to share with you. Sardi is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and before Cyprus) and an autonomous region of Italy. The nearest land masses are (clockwise from north) the island of Corsica, the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Tunisia, the Balearic Islands, and Provence.

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I have heard the most incredible stories about Indian markets.

The Strait of Bonifacio is directly north of Sardi and separates Sardi from the French island of Corsica. The Tyrrhenian Sea portion of the Mediterranean Sea is directly to the east.

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We took a day trip to visit the seaside town of Sardi, as we drove the 2 and a half hour drive to the ocean most of the scenery was farming landscape. Yes these photos are real, and not photoshopped. I had seen similar pictures and I said there’s no way I would believe it until I saw it with my own eyes. And I did! Wow- the goats eat the nuts from the Argan tree and climb high up onto the branches to do so.

Photos Courtesy of Kristina Bazan