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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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02. 12. 2012
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The Politics of Shaming

 Manash Bhattacharjee As the 5th annual gay parade in Delhi walked the streets with colourful pride on 25th November, 2012, I remembered the outrageously disturbing story two years back, which shook every gender...

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30. 11. 2012
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On Space (s)

    Ronojoy Sircar This screen is space. Moving in and out of this space, are these words as they are being written/read right here and now. These words form a direction. Not...

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25. 11. 2012
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The Afterlife of a Certain Body

Srirupa Prasad The news of Ajmal Kasab’s execution was sudden. Like everyone, I too was stunned. Despite my being aware of the obvious.  But what disturbed me deeply was the affective spectacle that...

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18. 11. 2012
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To the Assembly of the Common Peasantry

Thomas Müntzer (spring 1525) On False And Unlimited Power, Which One Is Not Obliged To Obey.               All the popes, emperors, kings, etc. who puff themselves up in...

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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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