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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Translation || Poetry by Jibanananda Das

Jibanananda Das (1899 – 1954) is the foremost name among poets who have written in Bengali since post-Tagore undivided Bengal. The harbinger of modernism in Bengali poetry, Das was an eclectic author who dexterously dabbled in poetry as well as fiction. In spite of being

Cinema || The Martian (A Colonial Wet Dream)

Ridley Scott is no stranger to filming epic adventures conceived in space. The construction of the premise that ‘The Martian’ employs, clearly attempts to put it in the league of Ron Howard’s ‘Apollo 13’ or Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Gravity’ with a futuristic twist. Surviving the treacherous

Special || Kalidasa: Interweaving Nature and the Feminine

Greatest of all ancient poets and dramatists, ‘Kanisthikadhisthita’ Kalidasa is not only a source of inspiration for connoisseurs of Sanskrit literature but for aficionados of Indian Literature in general. His ornate, matured but at the same time, youthful poems appear to stem from his heart

Opinion || Of Awards and Premonitions

In lands of government by the people, the sort of award given out on the consensus of a band of juries hand-picked by elected representatives of the nationals is considered to the highest honours in their respective crafts. The idea to be remembered even centuries