Wednesday, February 1, 2023

June-July 2018

Studying 19th Century Bengal’s Civilizational Conflicts in Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s Ekei Ki Bole Sobhyota? Manisha Bhattacharya “Civility is claiming and caring for one’s identity, needs and beliefs without degrading someone else’s in the process” (The Institute of  Civility in Government). The idea of civility is about disagreeing without disrespect, seeking common ground...
Tambien la Lluvia (2010) Initial release: 14 October 2010 (Los Angeles, USA) Director: Icíar Bollaín Screenplay: Paul Laverty Cast: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde Reviewed by: Titas Biswas Bolivia’s water-regulation authority has stated that the current water crisis would likely extend into 2018, leaving its people struggling to find water from other, limited...
Title: England, England Originally published: 27 August 1998 Author: Julian Barnes Page count: 272 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Genres: Satire, Farce Nominations: Booker Prize Reviewed by Abhijit Acharjee The eighth novel of the Booker winner (2011) author Julian Barns is woven around the lives of a cluster of characters in a corporation that is lead by an entrepreneur and ‘ideas man’, Sir Jack Pitman....

After Dark

Title: After Dark Publisher: Vintage Books, London (2004) Author: Haruki Murakami Translator: Jay Rubin Pages: 201 Format: Paperback Reviewed by Pinaki Dewan In After Dark by Haruki Murakami, the two sisters—Eri and Mari show a different mode of deviation from normal sleep habits. The elder, Eri, sleeps away all of her time, by ‘all’ I assert...
Title: In Failure and In Ruins Author: Mark Bolsover Publisher: Into the Void Press Pages: 52 Format: Paperback Price: 10$ Reviewed by Koushik Sen Mark Bolsover’s book of experimental prose-poetry can elicit mixed reactions from the readers and critics alike, nothing new in that. The present volume is a collection of images put together, and you...