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Ronojoy Sircar

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Some Bengal in 22 stories

22 May 2016 8:17 PM GMT
We have come to know of ‘Bengali’ as masculine, urban, and that often used term: “cultured”. Within these three terms, essentially, all of Bengal is...

Are you a terrorist?

8 May 2016 5:20 PM GMT
Uta “Ammi…went to meet Aapa Jaan in Karachi several times. In those days many relatives and neighbours went to visit their loved ones in Pakistan; it...

Ray’s lost memoir

20 March 2016 8:15 PM GMT
There was a moment in Charulata, the opening scene in fact,  where the “lonely wife” who makes up the central protagonist in both Tagore’s original...

The fabric of history

7 Feb 2016 8:14 PM GMT
You dream of a house. Everytime you find yourself drifting off to sleep, you know it will be so. You dream of the same house, each time, a different...

Reveries out of time, not place

17 Jan 2016 8:18 PM GMT
It is always a grand effort to speak of a historical text. especially when it comes to reviewing one. Don’t get me wrong. I do not, for instance,...

Beware the Kokaachi

29 Nov 2015 8:30 PM GMT
I was at invigilation duty, and if any of you find it hard to imagine what that’s like, imagine a cold hard screwdriver, named monotony, digging deep...

Can one fly in French?

18 Oct 2015 7:10 PM GMT
“One man’s quest for a more meaningful life”, the subtitle, basically sets you up with an expectation for  a drug induced man’s journey into...

Of God, injustice and traces of rampage

6 Sep 2015 9:48 PM GMT
Sometimes, we have words, that can only be written when the time is right, when we find ourselves cornered into the space of writing by forces beyond...

Corridor(s) of memory

9 Aug 2015 2:22 AM GMT
Jehangir <g data-gr-id='56'>Rangoonwalla</g> circulates memory. In his second-hand “bookstore” on the corner of one of the myriad bylanes...

The last laugh

19 July 2015 9:47 PM GMT
Who doesn’t like a book fair? Don’t answer that. Chances are that if you’re reading this, you do. The book fair at Pragati Maidan happens to be where...

Ramanujan’s autobiography

5 July 2015 8:54 PM GMT
Truth itself is strange, and as they say in English, stranger than fiction. A curious thing happened the other day.<g...

The digital politik

26 May 2015 9:12 PM GMT
There was virtually nothing on my Facebook mini-feed initially relating to the attacks on the Kenyan university in Garissa. Did that mean that it did...
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