Category Archives: Fundamentalism

Rohinton Mistry’s (part) statement

Rohinton Mistry finally responded to the withdrawal of Such a Long Journey from the SYBA syllabus with this statement. It was read out by Anand Patwardhan at a protest meeting at the Press Club on October 18. “The Shiv Sena’s … Continue reading

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Babanrao Mahadik’s literary turn

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

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Babanrao Mahadik makes a comeback

Recently, the Shiv Sena responded to the assaults on Indian students in Australia by declaring that it would not allow the Australian cricket team to play in Mumbai during the upcoming Indian Premier League. Some view this threat as Bal … Continue reading

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Saffron art

These are hard times for the salaried employee or those who are in “service” as my grandmum says. Jobs are being axed as the economic shitstorm shows no sign of letting up. Poor investment bankers have had to defer plans … Continue reading

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