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Category Archives: Bengalis
A piece of news in the Hindustan Times two days ago made me remember A Clockwork Orange. The bottom of the Nation page has a story about an experiment that might be conducted on jailed Maoists. A 17 year old is … Continue reading
Aditya Thackeray has frequently been in the news ever since his political debut – getting Rohinton Mistry’s Such a Long Journey kicked off the BA syllabus. He made headlines when he met Mamata Banerjee in Delhi to demand separate coaches … Continue reading
Recently Bombay university withdrew Rohinton Mistry’s Such a Long Journey from the second year BA syllabus after Aditya Thackeray and members of the Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena took objection to certain anti-Shiv Sena passages. The BVS complained to Rajan Welukar, the … Continue reading
It’s well known how seriously the intellectual is taken in West Bengal. It’s only in this state where ‘intellectual’ – the artist, writer, poet, filmmaker – is almost a genus. Just like peasants, rickshawallahs, school teachers, you have intellectuals. It’s … Continue reading