Monthly Archives: March 2008

A Visit from the Land of Snow

Tibet has been on everyone’s minds for a while now, not least in the minds of the curators of the Indian Museum. Not having visited the place for more than a quarter century. I decided to make the effort and … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, When Jadavpur Sneezes…

…Three TV channels catch a cold. This is the scene on the day after the student election results in the Arts faculty. Yes, the day after. Honestly, there must be hapless people whose beat is this university. Their bosses must … Continue reading

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New Year's Eve Assault in Mumbai 2008

This is an article I wrote about the assault on two women in Mumbai on New Year’s Eve this year. It was written for a national newspaper but never carried. I’d forgotten about it until reminded by the offog. Actually, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Assault in Mumbai 2008

This is an article I wrote about the assault on two women in Mumbai on New Year’s Eve this year. It was written for a national newspaper but never carried. I’d forgotten about it until reminded by the offog. Actually, … Continue reading

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Subhas Chakraborty Tried to Kill Me

It’s official. Dipak Chakraborty, Chief Scientist of the Pollution Control Board, has admitted that the government can no longer explain away the horrendous condition of the air in Calcutta, and moreover it is commercial vehicles, especially autos, that are to … Continue reading

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Images of Durga by Ranjan Das

Continuing the thread of works by artist friends, here are some greetings cards made by a fellow karateka, Ranjan Das. I have more artwork by him, but most of it’s too large to scan. He says he has lots more … Continue reading

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Boxer on Blogs

Here’s an interesting article by Sarah Boxer in the New York Times on blogs. I didn’t know so many mavens had written about blogging. Must be in the forefront of new culture, in that case :).

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