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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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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08. 07. 2012
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Books on the Footpath

Kala-Pyacha Though I am yet to witness writers begging on the footpath, their books have long made their way there and have thus been silently facilitating their own journey there at some future...

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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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26. 03. 2012
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Skateboarding versus Architecture

Jean Poole of Skynoise.net interviews Professor Iain Borden who has revolutionized contemporary architecture with his radical thoughts on space and its non-utilization. His book on skateboarding/ollie, Skateboarding, Space & The City : Architecture and the Body is...

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16. 03. 2012
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The Kitchen

Amiya SenTranslated by Bhaswati GhoshAt a time when there was a drought of jobs, Nirupama felt uncertain on receiving a job offer. Her husband, Salil Dutta, figured that by looking at his wife....

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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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26. 10. 2011
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Slightly Autobiographical: the 1960s on the Lower East Side

Rashidah Ismaili-Abu-Bakr The Lower East Side of New York has little relation to the mid-upper (but not too far) East Side. In the early '60s, when I was living there, it had a...

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03. 09. 2011
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Tram-Traveller

  Utpal Kumar Basu (translated by HUG) Some of the days my office would start early. Used to sit with work pretty much  in the morning. By noon I would usually take a...

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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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03. 07. 2011
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London: What Cities Tell Late at Night

Akhil Katyal During late evenings, just before the cemetery closed for the public, you could always notice guys cruising each other. Often returning home on a bus, if you took the fun 'long-cut'...

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06. 06. 2011
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Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able...

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