In conversation with Fakrul Alam, an eminent translator, critic and academic from Bangladesh who has lived through the inception of Bangladesh from East Bengal, translated not just the three greats of Bengal (Tagore, Nazrul, Jibanananda) but also multiple political leaders. Click here to read.
In conversation with Arindam Roy, the Founder and Editor-in-cheif of Different Truths, an online portal for social journalism with forty years of experience in media and major Indian newspapers. Click here to read
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Jared Carter, Geetha Ravichandran, Heena Chauhan, Michael R. Burch, Ruchi Acharya, Jim Bellamy, Bibek Adhikari, Rhys Hughes, Ihlwha Choi, Sutputra Radheye, Jay Nicholls, Geethu V Nandakumar, John Grey, Ana Marija Meshkova
Poets, Poetry & Rhys Hughes
In Never Knowingly Understood : The Sublime Daftness of Ivor Cutler, Rhys Hughes takes us to the world of a poet who wrote much about our times with a sense of humour. Click here to read.
To mark the birth centenary of Satyajit Ray, Ratnottama Sengupta translates from Nabendu Ghosh’s autobiography experience of Pather Panchali ( Song of the Road) — between covers and on screen. Click here to read.
Candice Louisa Daquin tells us what it means to be an American immigrant in today’s world. Click here to read.
Wendy Jones Nakanishi, an academic who started her life in a small town called Rolling Prairie in midwestern US, talks of her journey as a globe trotter — through Europe and Asia — and her response to Covid while living in UK. Click here to read.
Arjan Batth tells us why he identifies with an Indian sweetmeat. Click here to read why.
Shahriyer Hossain Shetu writes of ironing out identity at the altar of modern mass education. Click here to read.
Musings of a Copywriter
Adventures of a Backpacking Granny
‘Did life change or did I change from the events of the last year,’ ponders New Zealander Keith Lyons who was in the southern state of Kerala when the first cases of Covid-19 were detected in India last January. Click here to read.
A photo essay by Penny and Michael B Wilkes on the American bald eagle to commemorate their Independence Day. Click here to read.
A tribute by Julian Matthews to the great talented star who died amidst ignominy and controversy. Click here to read.
Amrita Sharma has written a memorablia on the Punjabi poet, Shiv Kumar Batalvi, who wrote in the 1960s. Click here to read.
Parneet Jaggi talks of the influence Guru Nanak on Tagore, his ideology and poetry. Click here to read.
In Amrita Sher-Gil: An Avant-Garde Blender of the East & West, Bhaskar Parichha shows how Amrita Sher-Gil’s art absorbed the best of the East and the West. Click here to read.
Brindley Hallam Dennis tells us the story of a cat and a human. Click here to read.
Saeed Ibrahim gives us a lighthearted story of a young man in quest of a good future. Click here to read
Sheefa V. Mathews weaves lockdown and parenting into a story of a debuting dancer. Click here to read.
Nabanita Sengupta explores childhood and its experiences. Click here to read.
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