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20. 08. 2015

Champak, Certified

Shubham Shree   Comrade I   right through the evening, samosas wolfed pakoras, bread rolls gobbled a million cups of tea guzzled marking time for those mess bells at the age of 28,...

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08. 08. 2015

Notes From The Underground

  Avishek Parui    Picture a train leaving an underground station. Neither the name of the station nor the destination of the train should be important. Names and destinations rarely matter. You could...

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05. 08. 2015

We Are All Fragments Of The Sun

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26. 07. 2015

I Am Not A Man

    Manmohan Dutta  ---------------------------------------- What am I? I am a man. But I do not have humanity in me. In order to have humanity one has to master the art of showcasing...

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14. 07. 2015

Bridge and Door

Georg Simmel  ________________________ The image of external things possesses for us the ambiguous dimension that in external nature everything can be considered to be connected, but also as separated. The uninterrupted transformations of...

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07. 07. 2015

That Brass Of Our Inheritance

   Translations: Tarun Bhartiya  ____________________________________   Raghuvir Sahay   Laugh Laugh Laugh Instantly   Laugh - you are being watched,   Laugh  but not at yourself because its bitterness Would be noticed and...

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30. 06. 2015

Ritual Transgression, Historical Intervention, Ontological Exit

  Soumyabrata Choudhury     Prologue Even as I write this we are being sermonized from the Mount. We are being told to clean up: Swachh B. It has been a rather rapid...

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26. 06. 2015

Sweet Water, Silvery Ilish

    Parimal Bhattacharya This is a translation from Abdul Jabbar's Banglar Chalchitra, a collection of vignettes that capture the sights and sounds of south Bengal, its people and places, the dialects and daily...

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20. 06. 2015

From the Diary of a Desolate Immigrant

    Shubha [translation HUG]   One of the finest poets of contemporary India, these pages from Shubha’s diary were first published in Jalsa 3  (2010). It took HUG four months to go back and...

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14. 06. 2015

‘Fearless, You Cannot Be My Prey’

Savithri Rajeevan As You Bathe Your Mother As you bathe your mother be mindful as with a child. Let the body not slip from your hands let the water be mildly warm Do...

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03. 06. 2015

The Twilight Tavern

Suranjana Choudhury/Amitabha Dev Choudhury Ordinarily I sit here. The road on the right hand side of Devdoot Cinema hall approaching Circuit House progressively culminates towards this bar. It is a small bar with...

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24. 05. 2015

The Silence of the Lambs: The Case of Presidency University Now

 Brinda Bose   “My word’s but a whisper, your deafness a shout” Jethro Tull Some serious questions arise from the imbroglio this month at Presidency University, Calcutta, the latest in a series of...

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21. 05. 2015
world philology

Scholar no Intellectual ? : Trends in Humanities Overground

[Trends in Humanities Overground: A HUG survey] ------------------------------------------------------------- James Turner, in his monumental work Philology: The Forgotten Origins of Modern Humanities (2014) , makes an early distinction:  between the scholar and the philosopher/intellectual. Not...

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19. 05. 2015

The Nineteenth of May, Selections

  Translations: Arjun Chaudhuri ---------------------------------------- Feeling the Nineteeth--of Poetry and Resistance   Tushar Kanti Nath    The Language Movement of 1961 has provided immense enthusiasm to the poets and writers of Barak Valley; it...

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