Category Archives: People

Kancha Ilaiah Wins Award

Kancha Ilaiah has won the prestigious London Institute of South Asia (LISA) Award for 2008 for his book Why I am Not a Hindu. Richly deserved. I’m happy also for his publishers, Samya and Navayana. See here for the news, … Continue reading

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Amitav Ghosh’s Reading at JU

This was a success: as Supriyadi said, we had never seen so many people in Vivekananda Hall before. By the time we began it was standing room only and many people had to be turned away. Students had to give … Continue reading

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Bioscope Man

I missed Indi Hazra’s launch in Delhi by one day. And now I’m going to miss the Calcutta launch on account of being in Bombay. The fates clearly conspire. However, you can be there. Here’s the notice.

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Rented House Set List With Links to MP3s

The set list, crossposted from Beq: Caravan (Soundcheck) Mystery Train Lovin’ Cup It don’t mean a thing (If it aint got that swing) China Cat Sunflower/ I Know You Rider 1 China Cat Sunflower/ I Know You Rider 2 Sweet … Continue reading

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And the MP3s

Here is some raw stock from the rooftop concert in CR Park on 13 October. I don’t have pictures of it, sadly. The small gathering was nearly busted by the police, egged on by the outraged neighbours, but they managed … Continue reading

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This is Rented House

This is Rented House. This is Rented House. This is Rented House. This is Rented House. This is Rented House. This is Rented House. This is Rented House. This is Rented House. This is Rented House. This is Rented House. … Continue reading

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Last post for Sushmita

Lieutenant Sushmita Chakraborty has killed herself. No doubt the only reason we have been offered so far will draw patronising derision from her bosses: she hated the ‘girly’ nature of duties assigned to her, which to quote the Telegraph were … Continue reading

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