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09. 01. 2017
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एक गुमनाम गुरुकुल—A Nondescript Gurukul

HUG takes an early (and limited) look into Anil Yadav’s book सोनम गुप्ता बेबफ़ा नहीं है—Sonam Gupta is Not Unfaithful (Antika Prakashan, 2017). _____________________     Life oozes in small doses in Anil...

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03. 01. 2017
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A Hand Stitched Piece of Tapestry

  _________________________________ [HUG speaks to Sumanta Mukhopadhyay on his recent compilation of Pranabendu Dasgupta’s major poetry in two volumes (Saptarshi Publications, Kolkata, January 2016)] ***   Prasanta: This is a signal work Sumanta. This...

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23. 12. 2016
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A Whiff and a Whistle

HUG Speaks to Monika Kumar on her poem छुट्टियों में पेड़ों को भूल जाओ (During Absences, Abandon the Trees)  ___________________________ During Absences, Abandon the Trees Up on the first floor of the building...

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11. 12. 2016
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The Counter-Romantic

[An Excerpt from The Opulence of Existence, First Edition January 2017 copyright©Prasanta Chakravarty & Three Essays Collective 2016 All rights reserved] _____________________________________________________ I’ll join with black despair against my soul, And to myself become...

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04. 12. 2016
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Swallowing Down Burning Coals: Chaos, Impertinence and Treason in the Coffee House

Arpit Kumar __________________ “Yet these will o’er their Jewish Liquor, About Religion Jar and Bicker; And rave till grown as Piping Hot, As the dull Grout o’er which they sot.” ~Ned Ward in...

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25. 11. 2016
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Literature No Longer Impresses Me

Like the lighthouse glowing red--Lal Singh 'Dil' (stills from the film Kitte Mil Ve Mahi--Where the Twain Shall Meet, directed by Ajay Bhardwaj) ___________________________________ *** *** [listen, we must first pay tribute to...

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19. 11. 2016
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Akhand Sphota

  Amarjit Chandan ____________________________ [Born in Nairobi, Amarjit Chandan graduated from Punjab University. As a result of his active involvement in the Maoist Naxalite movement in his youth, he was imprisoned and spent...

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11. 11. 2016
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As Ores Run Through Rock Veins.

  Cyprian Kamil Norwid _______________________ Cyprian Kamil Norwid, one of Poland's most outstanding and original poets, was also an artist, dramatist and sculptor. Besides, he also used to write exquisite and elegant letters....

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18. 10. 2016
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I Put Aside The Inspection Of My Great Talent

  Devi Prasad Mishra   ___________________ POEMS ARE PARAMOUNT   Poetry is possible only in the mother tongue so said a poet One should stick to one’s tongue then lest one forget it...

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14. 10. 2016
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95 Theses

  Charles Bernstein ___________________ I am retiring in 2019, so take this as something of a swan song, or, anyway, duck soup. I leave the remainder of the theses to be filled in...

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04. 10. 2016
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Great Literature Cannot Reach Half-Humans

  HUG interviews Anil Kumar Yadav _____________________________ HUG: What do you do?   Anil:  Mostly I live in the subconscious, or in semi consciousness, shall we say. Something silently keeps on happening in...

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24. 09. 2016
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Set Your Inner Deities and Demons Free

  Shobhan Som interviews Ramkinkar Baij [Translation: HUG]   Shobhan: Kinkarda—how does one learn painting and artistry?   Ramkinkar: First, you must learn how to observe. Your eyes and mind must be open...

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03. 09. 2016
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There was a fine struggle for the beads! : Franz Boas, His Journals

Among the Innuit of Baffin Island 1883 In the summer of 1883 Franz Boas travelled from Germany to Cumberland Sound, Baffin Island, aboard the sailing vessel Germania whose main objective was to evacuate the personnel...

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22. 08. 2016
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The Matter of History: Himalayan Mountaineering, its Archives & some Inexcusable Gaps

  Amrita Dhar _______________   The Flour and the Porters One summer morning a few years ago I was walking hurriedly across a stretch of Hyde Park in London. I was returning to...

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