Who Are We?
Rickshaw is a students’ collective at South Asian University, operating under the aegis of the Department of Sociology and it has students from across the region of South Asia as its members. It consists of a Blog expressing our epistemological and ontological engagements: fantasies, opinions, articles and essays, critical reflections on issues of macro as well as micro significance, poetry, poems and even photographs. The regional orientation of the Blog is South Asian, so to say, as we express our views on the social, cultural, political, and economic issues of this region, to name a just a few things we publish upon. Since, by its very definition, ‘Rickshaw’ cannot be intellectually static and physically docile, we decided to pedal our way through concrete spaces and execute some enticing events too, that include conversations with distinguished personalities, debates in tangible time and space, festivities and celebrations of our existence in the University and much more…!
Together we pull this Rickshaw and we invite you to be a part of it. Trust us, you won’t regret it!
Team Rickshaw (2016-18)
Dr. Dev Pathak
Guidelines for Submission
This style guide has been prepared with an intention to help the contributors of our blog
“Rickshaw: A Students’ Collective” and to reduce confusions about the style (we use in our blog).
The style manual only includes important and necessary information and guidelines of style.
1. All submissions should be in soft copy (MS Word version).
2. The body text of all submissions should be double-spaced with one-inch margins.
3. Use “Calibri (body)” font for each submission with a font size of 10. Texts should be
4. Provide title and author information (not more than 3 sentences), including email
address, on a separate title page.
5. Repeat title at the top of each page of the manuscript, aligned to the left margin, and page numbers aligned to the right margin.
6. The title of the contribution should be in Bold and CAPITALIZED, and author’s name
should be kept below the title (bold and left aligned).
7. The first heading should be in Bold and the second heading or sub-heading (if there is any) Italisized.
8. Word limit for each contribution is different, based on the genre of submission:
Essays on Topical Issues: 500–700 words (only in English).
Short Stories: 700–1000 words (only in English).
Opinions/Debates: 250 words (only in English).
Poems: No word limit, but should not exceed a page. Contribution in native language is accepted with a translation or a short summary (in English) explaining what the poem is about.
Review Reports (of films/seminars/lectures/exhibitions/festivals, et cetera): 300– 400 words (only in English). Photographs to accompany such reports is highly requested and encouraged.
Photo Features: Maximum of five photographs can be submitted. Photographs should be of high resolution and contain captions along with a short write-up of 100 words (only in English).
Catchline (inspirational quotes/witty one liners/progressive slogans, et cetera): 30–50 words (translation required if in native language).