Uri assigns vengeance as the motive for the army operation it valorises and this is what I find deeply problematic
Sen, who died on December 30 last year, compelled many of us to rub our eyes and take a clearer view of the city
Hanuman is the only character in the Ramayana with an internal monologue, constantly evaluating his own actions
All cities are similar in some ways, writes Uttaran Das Gupta
As Hindutva forces augment the volume of their divisive ideology, a book such as Patna Blues quietly makes a poignant, undeniable statement, an appeal to our humanity
Poetry is an antidote to the juggernaut of history that crushes individual narratives, especially of those who have no access to power. It is a vessel of immortality, to prevent death by history
The Community Library Project, started in 2015, 'believes all people should have access to books'
No matter how tall a statue is, it is unlikely to survive for eternity.
Maybe the festivals will continue; the food shops will not shut down
There is in fact a dusk-after-rain quality to her poems
Like food, love - for a city or for the city dweller - can be addictive
When we think of Bengali literature these days, we tend to consider works produced mostly in Kolkata or Dhaka
Manto stuck to his desire to speak the truth as he saw it, not compromising by seeking epithets or diluting his narratives with the window dressing of aesthetics
After the arrests of five activists last week, the term Urban Naxal has gained wide currency
Rituparno Ghosh's Chitrangada challenged Bengali middle-class morality by reinterpreting Tagore