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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Book || Mrs. Funnybones (Twinkle Khanna)

The fact that Twinkle Khanna can be funny is no great revelation. Her delightful columns in two prominent national newspapers have already exposed her ‘funny’ bone to readers who have gradually come to accept her for more than her ‘star daughter turned “failed” Bollywood actress

Feature || Aagomoni – The Festive Days

October dutifully sees the city of Joy indulging itself to live up to its decorative title. Kolkata becomes a veritable city of joy in the seven-odd days of the Durga Puja and the several months leading up to it. Being the primary festival of the

Opinion || FEMEN – Naked Aggression

The assaults are not so much on the senses as they are on our sensibilities that prompt ‘classical’ feminists to raise a scandalous hue and cry over the breast-baring antics of the French (who never say ‘no’ to nudity) in response to the staging of

Feature || ISIS & The Art of Culture Cleansing

Perhaps the most lasting aspect of factional terrorism is the amount of cultural genocide it inflicts, which not only scar a few generations but has a cumulative effect on the lives of every single future generation too. It this this deranged desire to rewrite history

Feature || FTII, Presidency & The Culture of Dissent

Expressing dissent, voicing one’s dissatisfaction has not only been a part and parcel of democracy but one of the very foundations of its existence. Throughout history, instances such as those in France circa 1968 or Bangladesh (Shahbag) only a year ago have consolidated the notion