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  • 01-Jul-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    A Pakistani in Bangladesh

    This book is a great addition to the already rich literature on 1971 and its aftereffects

  • 19-Jun-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Little letters of love

    Amit Shankar Saha has quietly carved a niche for himself in the overactive world of Indian poetry in English

  • 19-Jun-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Frames per Second: Music for tragedy

    The stunning narrative and music of Haqeeqat tried to spin India's defeat in the 1962 China war as a tale of sacrifice

  • 05-Jun-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Panther poetry

    The internationalist outlook of the Dalit Panthers has been described as fitting 'into the global mosaic of anger, protest, demonstrations, violence, and youthful revolutionary upsurge'

  • 23-May-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    The bard & the plague

    Globe Theatre in London could bring down the curtain if the UK government did not inject $7 million to make up for the losses it has suffered because of the coronavirus

  • 22-May-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    'Port of refuge'

    I found refuge in the poetry of Tomas Tranströmer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011

  • 18-Apr-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Frames per Second: The long walk home-2

    The government has extended the Covid-19 lockdown - but provided little succour to the most vulnerable

  • 17-Apr-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Mother tongues revisited

    A project named Mother Tongue Twisters run by poet Mohini Gupta aims to create contemporary poetry for children in Indian languages

  • 10-Apr-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    The long walk home

    The precarious existence of millions of people in the unorganised sector was thrown into sharp relief by the lockdown

  • 10-Apr-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Frames per Second: The long walk home

    The precarious existence of millions of people in the unorganised sector was thrown into sharp relief by the lockdown

  • 28-Mar-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Solidarity in pestilence

    The Plague serves as a parable of the German occupation of Paris during World War II

  • 20-Mar-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    The language of Delhi

    Katyal, as his many fans would already know, also creates a queer map for Delhi

  • 07-Mar-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Frames per Second: So easy to kill a man

    As uneasy calm settles on Delhi, there is little hope for sprouting love like between Mr and Mrs Iyer

  • 29-Feb-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Brands, good and bad

    Apple does not allow bad characters in films to use its iPhone

  • 28-Feb-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Root poetry

    Mohanty's book brings us to darkness and end, but gently

  • 07-Feb-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Frames per Second: Chilli flakes and resistance

    Like in the movie Mirch Masala, a status quo has been established by the women of Shaheen Bagh, which has become synonymous with countrywide protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act

  • 05-Feb-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Looking into Kashmir

    Ms Vijay makes excellent use of her plot material

  • 31-Jan-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Poetry at Shaheen Bagh

    At Shaheen Bagh - or similar protests across the country, such as at Park Circus in Kolkata - women have emerged as the face of the protests

  • 17-Jan-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Linguist's love

    The act of love, writes Polish theatre director Jerzy Grotowski in Towards a Poor Theatre, involves making oneself vulnerable; so does the act of theatre - or in fact any art, including poetry

  • 17-Jan-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Frames per Second: Remember Derozio, enfant terrible of Bengali Renaissance

    An almost forgotten Bengali film casts light on the current turmoil on campuses

  • 11-Jan-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Remember Safdar

    n recent times, it has also become very fashionable to call people "anti-national" if they are critical of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government or its policies

  • 09-Jan-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Bridges to Kabul

    The book is cyclical - the last chapter of the book is called "Returns", like the first one

  • 03-Jan-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Poetic protests

    The nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 has led to an outpouring of poetry

  • 03-Jan-2020 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Frames per second: The Spectre of the camps

    Research has shown most Germans were well aware of what was going on at the detention centres

  • 27-Dec-2019 | Uttaran Das Gupta

    Blood and water: The strange link between CAA and a 1958 Bollywood classic

    The contentious CAA and protests against it find echoes in Yahudi