22. 05. 2016

I Believe In The Good Fairy Of Your Native Land: Correspondences between Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo

__________________________ There developed a curious and lasting friendship between two supremely talented people: Gabriela Mistral/ Lucila Godoy Alcayaga (1889-1957) of Chile and Victoria Ocampo (1890-1979) of Argentina. It would be difficult to imagine...

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16. 05. 2016

Expenditure, Insolvency and Recovery in Manmohan’s ‘The Morsels of Ignominy” ( ज़िल्लत की रोटी)

_____________________ Prasanta Chakravarty The poems that make the collection ज़िल्लत की रोटी—The Morsels of Ignominy (Rajkamal Prakashan: 2006) must count as one of the finest that has come from the subcontinent in the...

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13. 05. 2016

Free Me From The Poet’s Prison

  This is the translated version of an exchange between poet Rana Roychowdhury and Surajit Sen, published in Desher Agamikaal magazine in March, 2016.  Rana Roychowdhury is one of the most understated, elemental...

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06. 05. 2016

Fists That Turn Like Keys

Aishwarya Iyer __________________   [1] Splitting Seed   How often must we arise from this seed Yellow, nutted, moon-spent, tree-withered, The seed splits and leaves climb out, thus flow tears, Time spreads like...

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30. 04. 2016

Discrimination No Representation: Modernity & Plato

Rahul Govind ________________ Plato is one among the many unfortunate philosophers who are referred to more and more, read less and less. To this atrophied forgetting, Abrogast Scmitt’s Modernity and Plato: Two Paradigms...

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25. 04. 2016

Avinash Mishra: A Governing Tone of Stoic Regression

HUG ______   जो अकेला है उसे और डर दीजिए जो प्रतिबद्ध है उसे और उदासीनता दीजिए जो भूखा है उसे और नारे दीजिए जो सताया हुआ है उसे और अवसाद दीजिए जो...

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15. 04. 2016

‘Your Life Is Writing. So, Write.’

Andre Gorz ______________   Here is a short section from the open letter of love and despair written by renowned French philosopher André Gorz to his British-born wife, Doreen. (later published as Letter to D....

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23. 03. 2016

Luminous, A Fleck O’ Caress

Dipanwita Sarkar _________________   One yellow, tri-cornered fruit. and contaminated all evenings. your garland-chandan on my palm, cherished melodies, eddies dragging like ma’s breasts…over the close-fisted yamuna, through paradise-thickets, pray, who had let...

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18. 03. 2016

Chora Bato: None of the Pathways in Darjeeling is Straight

Parimal Bhattacharya _____________________  In Tenesse Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire, the heroine takes rides on a streetcar line named  Desire to come to the city center. In New Orleans, there really was...

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09. 03. 2016

Jo Hona Tha Hona Tha, Jo Nahin Hona Tha Hona Tha: Poetry in Turbulent Times, HUG with 5 Poets in Varanasi

Poetry in Turbulent Times. HUG in Varanasi, with Ashtabhuja Shukla, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Vyomesh Shukla,  Avinash Mishra and Siddhant Mohan. ___________________   On the sidelines of the Hindi Yuva Kavi Sangam, 2016, held at Benaras...

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01. 03. 2016

Dead Writing: Barthes and Posterity

Supriya Chaudhuri ___________________________   Posteritati (To posterity) In 1971, Roland Barthes gave an interview, originally intended for a series of televised broadcasts recorded under the title ‘Archives of the 20th Century’, in which...

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16. 02. 2016

BHU: Pragmatism, Placation and Panic

  Siddhant Mohan _____________________ Those who are oblivious or unperturbed about the sedition and felony charges brought against some students of Jawaharlal Nehru University are living in a better world.  Important as it...

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15. 02. 2016

On The Cold Dark Black Girnar: A Hanumana & Another

    Amrit Gangar __________________     The sun has yet to tilt up perhaps a mile more to peep out of the ancient cleavages of the mount Girnār, much older than the...

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10. 02. 2016

Cataloging from the Kitchen: The Luminous World of Arun Ghosh

Sarmistha Dutta Gupta _____________________ Arun Ghosh (1933-2015), phenomenal librarian and archivist who guided many humanities and social science researchers of Kolkata for over four decades, passed away last February unsung in death as...

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