31. 03. 2013

Aim, Shoot, Poster

      Alok Dhanwa                District Magistrate   You are an outdated speaker   You speak such an oppositional tongue As if you are fighting kings...

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26. 03. 2013

Better A Live Sparrow Than A Stuffed Eagle

  Ashok Pande   [Ashok Pande is poet, painter and translator, working from Haldwani. His collection of poetry Dekhta Hoon Sapne got published in 1992.  He has translated Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate into Hindi and...

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16. 03. 2013

Deliverance, Rudraprayag

            Gurney House, Naini Tal 2 May 1926   You brother has killed leopard, almost certainly Man eater, after sitting throughout eleven Consecutive nights in same tree for...

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09. 03. 2013

“Binadi, You Are Sleeping With The Light On?”

Bina Das During our stay in the Presidency jail, we used to organize functions and theatrical shows. This time there were fewer restrictions. The jail authorities helped us in setting up the stage,...

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28. 02. 2013

Dashrath’s Dinner Party

By Amiya Sen Translated from the Bengali by Bhaswati Ghosh Originally published as “Dasharather Atithijawggo” in Desh As she pulled the curtains off the doors and windows and dumped them on the floor,...

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23. 02. 2013

The Bernhard Case

  Max Weber [There are many institutions of higher education—universities and research centres, where we have periodically seen academic administrators being appointed/elevated in significant positions for reasons of ideology or expediency.  Each such...

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19. 02. 2013

‘We Will Spirit You Out’ : Kabir Suman in Conversation with Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson; poet, memorialist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Kabir Suman, singer-songwriter, musician, poet, journalist, political activist, TV presenter, occasional actor and  Member of...

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13. 02. 2013

Zollikon Seminars: An Evening’s Exchange

from  Z O L L I K O N  S E M I N A R S 1 9 5 9 - 1 9 69   [The Zollikon Seminars were a series of philosophical seminars...

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07. 02. 2013

From Darkness to Light

Anchita Ghatak   There is a new story of intolerance everyday in my country. I no longer know whether these stories shock or upset me anymore. Or if they have become part of...

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02. 02. 2013
Everybody say Ye-Ye!

Everybody say Ye-Ye!

Michael E. Veal A humid weekend night in the early 1990s. The scene: outside the Afrika Shrine nightclub in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, home base of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and his...

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30. 01. 2013

What Makes a Pamphlet?

Joad Raymond Though already venerable the word pamphlet prospered in the 1580s, as its meanings shifted and it entered into common use. In 1716 Myles Davies claimed it as ‘a true-born English Denison’,...

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19. 01. 2013

North Indian Classical Music in the ‘Long’ 1940s

  Amlan Das Gupta   Two Photographs   Let me start by telling you about two photographs (that I usually show), one taken probably in the early or mid- 1930s; the other in...

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16. 01. 2013

Walking (an excerpt)

  Henry David Thoreau I can easily walk ten, fifteen, twenty, any number of miles, commencing at my own door, without going by any house, without crossing a road except where the fox and...

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09. 01. 2013

Force and Adoration: Ambedkar’s Maitri

Aishwary Kumar In his final work The Buddha and His Dhamma, Bhimrao Ambedkar returns frequently to the concept of maitri, which he most often renders, for the first time in his essay on...

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