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06. 08. 2011
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Off Modern: A Conversation with Raqs

  1. Moinak Biswas: Your recent show in Calcutta, 'Premontions', seems to speak of the fractures within the flow of time that we all inhabit. An internally anomalous time has engaged you as...

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29. 07. 2011
angeliko1

Annunciation

          Subha Mukherji Possibly the most delicate rendering of the Annunciation in visual art is, to my mind, Fra Angelico’s rendering (Figure I), the one that suddenly gleams upon...

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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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20. 07. 2011
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Psychiatry: A Gendered Microhistory

Amitranjan Basu Amitranjan Basu [First Look : Ajita Chakraborty, My life as a psychiatrist: memoirs and essays. Kolkata: Stree, 2010, pp. 220, index+references, hard cover, Rs. 500.00. ISBN 81-85604-92-4 978-81-85604-92-3.] For the last...

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11. 07. 2011
charadhyay_may61

Ideal & Waste?

Amiya Dev We know that Châr Adhyây (Four Chapters) was Rabindranath’s second political novel. We also know that like Ghare-Bâire (The Home and the World), 1916, the first, it fared ill with nationalists,...

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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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22. 06. 2011
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Sputnik in Russian Cultural History

Ethan Pollock Sputnik sent shockwaves through the United States and around the world, but it did not have to be that way. Rocket scientists on both sides of the Iron Curtain had hoped...

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17. 06. 2011
mapanje1

Ousted from your Poplars

  Jack Mapanje The Seashells of Bridlington North Beach (for Mercy Angela) She hated anything caged, fish particularly, Fish caged in glass boxes, ponds, whatever; ‘Reminds me of prisons and slavery,’ she said;...

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09. 06. 2011
varu1

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

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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30. 05. 2011
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Glass Consciousness

  Brinda Bose  & Prasanta Chakravarty The self-reflexive Stephane Mallarme, acutely aware of the limitations of language, acknowledges in his essay ‘Bucolique’ the inability of language to contain grandeur. Language cannot and should...

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19. 05. 2011
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The City and the Writer: In Bogota with Gonzalo Marquez Cristo

If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the...

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15. 05. 2011
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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

  Rupleena Bose  ‘Oh, disgraced Radha  Rascal Krishna mounts the riverside Kadam-tree,  Dear girl, step not into that river.  Not the fair, not the village, not the ghat, Step not for your shame...

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07. 05. 2011
textile21

That Tree is a Myth

Pranabendu Dasgupta Charred Wood piece Whose stench do you carry along, charred wood piece? Is it my body of that prior birth that gutted my Hindu motherland? Am I not still alive in...

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