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14. 11. 2012
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Vote Puja

Sumana Roy   ‘Since 1979, we have been celebrating Kali Puja in our house. But there is a history behind this tradition. ... One of my brothers was born on a new moon...

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09. 11. 2012
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Between Translation & Composition

Geeta Patel   Miraji was a consummate poet of the streets, someone whose life was made replete through the journeys he took. Mehr Farooqi’s many eloquent portrait in the newspaper Dawn brings him...

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03. 11. 2012
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Glitch

Avishek Parui —    When a 45-year old man with a beautiful wife and two teenaged kids still needs to watch gruesome violent videos all by himself every damn night to sleep well, you...

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30. 10. 2012
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Marx & the Non-West (including Ireland)

Spencer A. Leonard with Kevin Anderson Last summer, Spencer A. Leonard interviewed Kevin Anderson, author of Lenin, Hegel, and Western Marxism(1995) and Marx at the Margins (2010). The interview was broadcast on August 2, 2011 on...

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25. 10. 2012
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Letter from Iowa: Sunil Gangopadhyay

15 June, 1964 313 South Capital Iowa City, Iowa U.S.A       Sandipan, Right now I am resting beneath a largish tree on the bank of this river. Windy it is. And...

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14. 10. 2012
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The Speaker as a Listener

Prasanta Chakravarty I remember a bearded, unkempt middle aged character, presumably not from the neighbourhood, who would be a permanent fixture at various seminars held within Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in the mid-nineties. Sometimes...

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10. 10. 2012
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Professor Morrie and Revolutionary Literature

Ashim 'Kaka' Chatterjee Tuesdays with Morrie disturbed me. This book disturbed me a lot. The story of Professor Morrie Schwartz is distinctive. There is not much of action here. Not too much description...

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02. 10. 2012
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Political Iconography & the Female Political Leader: The Case of Indira Gandhi, Some Initial Questions

   Trina Nileena Banerjee     ‘The coming generation will feel extremely proud of the name of Indira Gandhi. They will worship her as the personification of Sita, Lakshmi and Durga. Long live...

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28. 09. 2012
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Miracle of the Magpie

 Anatole FranceILENT, of the year 1429, presented a strange marvel of the Calendar, a conjunction that moved the admiration not only of the common crowd of the Faithful, but eke of Clerks, well...

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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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15. 09. 2012
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Two Walls : Art & Land

“One Project. Two Sites.” Curator Josef Ng warned viewers at the start that Lin Yilin’s project, carried out in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, presents two utterly different sides of itself. And in the...

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13. 09. 2012
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No More A Barrier Than A Couple of Beers Between Us

    We are Invincible. We Cannot,  We do not Deserve to Lose  [La Jornada 2/7] February 2, 1994     To Mr. Gaspar Morquecho Escamilla, Tiempo newspaper, San Cristóbal de las Casas:...

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07. 09. 2012
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Death and the Automobile

Priyasha Mukhopadhyay     The driving force behind every nation’s story of progress is a motor car   In his introduction to Paul Virilio’s Speed and Politics Benjamin Bratton writes of how a...

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03. 09. 2012
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Bandmaster @ Cossipore

  Akhlaq Dorjee Chanda      (Poems dedicated to Tushar Roy)       Factory Tagore   Juggling oranges and eggs. Plus, tables for 17 memorised At such tender age? Remarkable acumen. Nothing surprises...

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