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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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01. 09. 2011
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Fair’s Unfair

  Anisha Datta Against the backdrop of a globalized capitalist economy and postcolonial modernity, contemporary Indian metropolises are sites of prolific production and consumption. Since the mid-1980s an intensified and highly visible consumer...

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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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15. 08. 2011
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“You Have Seen Nothing in Hiroshima, Nothing”: Evidence & Cinematic Image

T.P. Sabitha Alain Resnais’ film, Hiroshima mon amour (1957), makes an audacious claim when the Japanese man makes this remark repeatedly to his French lover when she claims to have “seen” Hiroshima: “Tu...

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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