In Bridge over Troubled Waters, academic Sanjay Kumar tells us about Pandies, an activist theatre group founded by him that educates, bridging gaps between the divides of University educated and the less fortunate who people slums or terror zones. Click here to read.
In Lessons Old and New from a Stray Japanese Cat, Keith Lyons talks with the author of The Cat with Three Passports, CJ Fentiman who likes the anonymity loaned by resettling in new places & enjoys creating a space for herself away from her birthplace. Click here to read.
Translated from Bengali by Fakrul Alam, two poem by the late Jibananda Das. Click here to read.
Translated from Balochi by Fazal Baloch, five shorter poems by Akbar Barakzai. Click here to read.
Written and translated from Korean by Ihlwha Choi. Click here to read.
Rangiye Diye Jao, a song by Tagore, transcreated by Ratnottama Sengupta. Click here to read.
A short story by Sherzod Artikov, translated from Uzbeki by Nigora Mukhammad. Click here to read.
A transcreation of Tagore’s song, Purano Sei Diner Kotha, based on Robert Burn’s poem associated with new year’s revelries by Mitali Chakravarty. Click here to read.
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Michael R Burch, Dibyajyoti Sarma, Anasuya Bhar, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Sambhu Nath Banerjee, Michael Brockley, Malachi Edwin Vethamani, George Freek, Mitra Samal, William Miller, Harsimran Kaur, Jay Nicholls, Sangeeta Sharma, Rhys Hughes
Poets, Poetry & Rhys Hughes
Musings/ Slices from Life
Alpana gives a glimpse into her own marital experiences through the lockdown. Click here to read.
Meredith Stephens shares the impact of the pandemic on her life choices. Click here to read.
P Ravi Shankar travels back to the Kerala of his childhood. Click here to read.
Rakibul Hasan Khan pays a tribute with a twist to a recently deceased Bangladeshi writer, Hasan Azizul Huq. Click here to read.
Sunil Sharma reflects on the colours of the fall in Canada. Click here to read.
Candice Louisa Daquin explores the magic of space travel. Click here to read.
Ratnottama Sengupta recaptures a time when as a teenager she witnessed a war that was fought to retain a language and culture. Click here to read.
Musings of a Copywriter
Marzia Rahman shares a short narrative about refugees. Click here to read.
Lakshmi Kannan travels with a humming bird to her past. Click here to read.
Sohana Manzoor unfolds her experiences while learning to drive with a dash of humour. Click here to read.
Steve Davidson has a ghostly encounter in Hong Kong. Click here to read.
The Literary Fictionist
Indrasish Banerjee explores why we need a genre in this novel-based essay. Click here to read.
Rupali Gupta Mukherjee visits a restored palace in the heartland of Bengal. Click here to read.
Rakibul Hasan Khan discusses Bangladeshi poet Sofiul Azam’s poetry from a post colonial perspective. Click here to read.
Professor Fakrul Alam takes us through the three Partitions of Bengal which ultimately led to the creation of Bangladesh, with focus on the role of Dhaka University. Click here to read.
The Observant Migrant
Somdatta Mandal’s translation of A Bengali Lady in England by Krishnabhabini Das (1885). Click here to read.
Keith Lyons reviews CJ Fentiman’s The Cat with Three Passports: What a Japanese cat taught me about an old culture and new beginnings. Click here to read.
Bhaskar Parichha reviews BP Pande’s In the Service of Free India –Memoirs of a Civil Servant. Click here to read.