Monthly Archives: November 2007

More Links to The City of Love Notices

The Telegraph, 30 November 2007 Business Standard, 24 November 2007 The Statesman, review by Anjana Basu, December 2007 And here is a review by Saaz Aggarwal in Mid-Day. Also see Love’s Ragpicker’s response. This is the Hindustan Times review by … Continue reading

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The City of Love in Stores Now

The City of Love is, I am reliably informed, now available at all major bookstores including the almari mashimas at the foot of the JU UG Arts stairs. You might have missed this as the Penguin site has been inoperative … Continue reading

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Bring Back Taslima Nasreen

Open letter to Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Chief Minister of West Bengal, 25 November 2007, Dear Chief Minister, I am writing this letter to bring to your notice the grave injustice and irresponsibility of the stand taken by your party and … Continue reading

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The Suicide of Justice

Yesterday a friend whom I met during the vigil for Rizwanur rang up to ask how the campaign was going. I didn’t have a lot of joy to give her. The disclosures we’ve had since I last blogged on the … Continue reading

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Idris Ali: 'Taslima is Not a Good Writer'

Apparently this justifies all the mayhem we’ve seen today. Idris Ali, in case you’ve never heard of him, is the head of the All India Minorities Forum, the group that called the initial protest that spiralled out of control this … Continue reading

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Idris Ali: ‘Taslima is Not a Good Writer’

Apparently this justifies all the mayhem we’ve seen today. Idris Ali, in case you’ve never heard of him, is the head of the All India Minorities Forum, the group that called the initial protest that spiralled out of control this … Continue reading

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This is What We Get

I’ve just watched one hour of footage of the riots that broke out in Calcutta around 11 this morning and which are still going on. Words are insufficient to express my rage at the people who found it in themselves … Continue reading

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