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Jayant Dasgupta

  Jayant Dasgupta has taught English at the National Defence Academy and earlier at other places like Aligarh and the Andamans. He quit full time teaching in 2002. Since then he has been trying to reinvent himself, which is still a work in progress. In the mean time he has taught Cinema and Organizational Communication […]

Food Province

Sneha Lata Saikia, Food Researcher Zero Oil Recipe of Tangsa Tribe This recipe is zero oil recipe of Tangsa Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. Ingredients you require, Green Aubergines / Brinjals- 4 long ones Dry fish- 6 small fish Green Chillies – Lavishly Salt Pinch of turmeric Basil leaves (few) Finely chopped Coriander leaves Take a […]

Sreyasi Chaudhuri

Sreyasi Chaudhuri is a Finance graduate from Kolkata, who decided to leave her job as a Chartered Accountant to join the Advertising industry. Currently working as an Account Executive and Copywriter, she loves to pen down her thoughts whenever she can. She believes in having bona fide conversations and things often get intense when she […]

Bengal Burning

Nearly a dozen incidents of communal violence have rocked West Bengal during  Vijaya Dasami and Muharram. What’s causing these incidents and why is the mainstream media in the state and the government trying to downplay it? Are Right wing forces taking root? Sambit Pal reports from Howrah and Naihati and argues that Bengal’s claim of […]

Persepune

Name of Film: Persepune Running Time: 68 minutes Presented By:  Fabula Films Written, Produced & Directed by:   Jayant Dasgupta   A Short Description of the Film The film is about the Iranian community in the city of Pune in Maharashtra. Pune has a large student population and they come to this city for education […]

HATRED IN THE BELLY

A new book on Ambedkar challenges the savarna ‘hegemony’ sparking a very important debate on caste and intellectual oppression in which caste discourse is singularly directed and usurped by the dominant brahmanical media and writers. Writer Nabina Das reviews the book for Ourstories. Dr. BR Ambedkar had passionately exhorted: “Educate! Agitate!! Organize!!!” Right in the […]

Kanhialal and the freedom from words

Thrown out of National School of Drama, Kanhialal who passed away on October 6th developed an idiom that did away with language in theatre. Journalist and filmmaker Sunzu Bachaspatimayum tells us about the man and the artist.   “Real theatre cannot be found in the cities or festivals of theatre. Real theatre which is essentially about human […]

Durga in Gram Bangla

Advertising professional Sreyasi Chaudhuri takes us to her family home in Amadpur, Burdawan where Durga puja is being celebrated for the last 300 years   ‘Sarva Manggala Maanggalye, Shive Sarvaartha Saadhike’ – Happiness at all levels, at all times and success at the end of your pursuit These words ring in my ear each time […]