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Suad Amiry in Kolkata

I should write a few lines about my interaction with Suad Amiry, and what it taught me about Palestine and India. Suad was here at the end of last month on the final leg of her India tour, supported by … Continue reading

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Gour Mohan Sachin Mondal College

On Tuesday I was supposed to give a paper at Gour Mohan Sachin Mondal College in Lakshmikantapur at a conference on popular literature, sponsored by the UGC and the American Library. Accordingly a group of us drove down in a … Continue reading

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This Morning’s Times of India

I know that print ads are placed well in advance, and are difficult to pull at short notice, but this morning this is what we see on the last page of Calcutta Times. And check out the fine print. Seriously, … Continue reading

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The Second Open Letter to Shahrukh Khan

Reposting this here. RBC Dear Shahrukh Let us (Conscience of Calcutta) thank you for ‘putting on hold’ the relationship of Knight Riders with Lux Industries. The speed with which your management responded has reinforced our conviction that the team’s owners … Continue reading

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Rooftop Meeting for Rizwanur on Monday

You will remember the campaign in front of St Xavier’s two years ago. It seems to have had lasting effects, belying the cynics, because as you’ve been hearing on the news, we’ve got Kolkata Knight Riders to carry out a … Continue reading

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Rizwan Khan Hasn’t Done His Homework

Is the first name of Shah Rukh Khan’s character in My Name is Khan an accident? Shah Rukh is the last person you would accuse of living down a hole in this country, so it’s unlikely that he was ignorant … Continue reading

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Suad Amiry at Weavers’ Studio

Well, the Kolkata Lit Fest is over, having left me with a thumping cold and a temperature, unfortunately, and I’m likely to be out of action till tomorrow. The talk on Saturday was good and interesting, though rather poorly attended … Continue reading

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