02. 02. 2012
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For Some Gup-Shup (Conversation With Laughter) In Faridabad

 Faridabad Majdoor Samachar To contribute to radical social transformations that are mushrooming all over the world, feel free about : stammering, fragmentariness, incoherence, missing steps....   Social (and natural) reality are very complex...

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20. 01. 2012
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Bashonti

Chandril Bhattacharya Is this Bashonti Sanyal who imprints red-lac dye and rubs lotus-petals on her palms. Is this Bashonti Mukherjee who lights candles every morning on the window sill so that her lover...

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23. 11. 2011
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Portable No Fusion

Srimati Basu A friend recently posted on Facebook a picture of a summer meal from the Oh Calcutta restaurant (in their Delhi outlet), featuring their seasonal special: the Kalboishakhi, a deep-green, viscous cocktail...

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07. 11. 2011
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Aliens of the same world: The Case of Bangla Science Fiction

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay Locating Bangla Science Fiction SF as a genre has always presented problems of definition. Since Gernsback’s “scientifiction”, attempts to define the nature of this genre have been common, so much so that...

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06. 10. 2011
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Three Poems of Lynching

      Robert Hayden Night, Death, Mississippi 1 A quavering cry. Screech-owl? Or one of them? The old man in his reek and gauntness laughs -- One of them, I bet --...

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13. 09. 2011
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Of Wafers, Lozenges, Essence & Magnetic Powders

 Dr Velpeau’s Magnetic Love Powders WANTED! An industrious and strictly honest man in each County in the State to take orders by samples for Velpeau’s Magnetic Agents. Salary first year $800, and small...

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17. 08. 2011
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London Stopped & Searched

 Saroj Giri The black youth, together with the ‘feral scum’ of other colours, has always been stopped and searched, detained. But what happens when he stops and searches, detains the city? Clarence Road...

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25. 07. 2011
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Like Elvers in Seaweed

  David Wagoner  Muse  Cackling, smelling of camphor, crumbs of pink icing Clinging to her lips, her lipstick smeared Halfway around her neck, her cracked teeth bristling With bloody splinters, she leans over...

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09. 06. 2011
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Pranayam Revolution & the Baba

Varuni Bhatia The Strange Case of Baba Ramdev A young Yadav lad, the son of a low-income Haryana farmer, grows up in the decade of the seventies, the low-point of Nehruvian socialism. He...

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28. 04. 2011
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Of Whistling, Chewing & Other Satanic Arts

  [HUG reproduces the manifesto of The Society for the Suppression of Public Obscenity in India, an umbrella organization/lobby which sought to transform certain practices of everyday life in India in the late...

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10. 04. 2011
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On The Poverty of Student Life

 Mustapha Khayati   [First published in 1966 at the University of Strasbourg by students of the university and members of the Internationale Situationniste. A few students elected to the student union printed 10,000...

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05. 04. 2011
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Dread Not Rasta

                                                                                    Richard C. Salter   The dusty street into St. Thomas, a medium-sized coastal village in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, ran east to west along a garbage-strewn stream spiked with disposable diapers...

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29. 03. 2011
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Science & Fiction

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay What is science fiction and what can the genre give us that other genres cannot? This, of course, is to assume that science fiction is a ‘genre’ – something that has...

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16. 03. 2011
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Sexuality, Identity and Censorship

Charu Gupta What I am going to say is nothing new. While exploring the linkages between sexuality, identity and censorship, I want to talk about certain key elements, which reveal the intersection of...

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