18. 03. 2016
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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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20. 09. 2015
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Quite A Few Struggles Remain Local

  Vyomesh Shukla  (for Pranay Krishna) --------------------------------------- A statement about a place means reaching that place. Only they understand the statement of that place whose place it is. The statement about one’s place...

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14. 11. 2014
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Salaam Boi-mela!

  Utpalkumar Basu The 11:40 local. I was returning on it. Possibly this is the last train for returning to Kolkata from the suburbs. Wintry night. Biting chill. Only a few passengers in...

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30. 08. 2013
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Buddhi-jibi: A Cursory Sketch from Bengal

  Swapnamoy Chakraborty [Swapnamoy Chakraborty is one of the finest fiction writers and essayists of contemporary Bengal. This article appears in the recent Special Issue on Intellectuals in the Bangla magazine Anustup, Pre-Saradiya...

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24. 08. 2013
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Manpari Days

Kritika Chettri [Kritika Chettri did her masters in English literature from the University of Delhi. She has been a close spectator, follower and active supporter of the Gorkhaland movement] ----------------------------------------- Manpari Busty had...

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16. 01. 2013
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Walking (an excerpt)

  Henry David Thoreau I can easily walk ten, fifteen, twenty, any number of miles, commencing at my own door, without going by any house, without crossing a road except where the fox and...

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10. 12. 2012
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What’s in a Name!

Bhasha Singh [This is an excerpt from Adrishya Bharat, (Invisible India) Penguin Books, 2012. Translation HUG] Dabbuwali (Bengal), Baaltiwali (Kanpur), Teenawali (Bihar), Kamaai-Ka-Kaam Karne wali (Large swathes of North India), Tokriwali (Haryana-Punjab), Thottikar...

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16. 09. 2012
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Corporeal Punishment, English & Homosocial Tactility

Niladri R. Chatterjee         There is a story I had once heard somewhere about a Western woman visiting Calcutta.  This was her second visit.  The first visit was in the...

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06. 08. 2012
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Adda at Barda’s Shop

Amitranjan Basu [1] When I stood at the main gate of National Library and looked ahead, I got a jolt! Where did Barda[2]’s shop go? I crossed the road and came near the...

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11. 06. 2012
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Sex, Work & Autonomy

Anchita Ghatak   Sex work continues to be a vexing issue.  Abolitionists feel that prostitutes or prostituted women are victims of the worst possible kind of sexual exploitation and prostitution should not exist....

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03. 06. 2012
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Aquarium

Nabarun Bhattacharya   Useful…Useless Colin Wilson, the philosopher (and author of The Outsider), often wondered about asking Samuel Beckett whether life was really and altogether so meaningless? But Beckett was such a polite and...

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28. 04. 2012
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Of Certain Dreams

Anchita Ghatak Shahid Smriti is a slum in Calcutta and we – the team from Parichiti – work there with women domestic workers and adolescent girls. The idea of working with girls is...

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22. 04. 2012
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Moral Economies of Wellbeing

Supriya Chaudhuri For reasons still unclear to me, I was asked to speak at a research workshop at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, on ‘Moral Economies of Wellbeing’. Neither a...

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19. 02. 2012
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The Importance of Being Big B

   Ahmer Nadeem Anwer Doesn't have a point of view, Knows not where he's going to, Isn't he a bit like you and me? Nowhere Man, please listen - You don't know what...

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