Monthly Archives: October 2012

Rajat Gupta

For Rajat Gupta, the worldwide head of McKinsey Group, all good things in life has ended with his sentencing by the US courts. His crime has been insider trading, a crime which to an Indian is no crime at all. … Continue reading

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ebaar Uma ele….

Purna Chowdhury’s status on Mahalaya day, ‘ebaar Uma ele” makes me think why Bengalis invariably organize the Durga Puja? One has to be a Bengali by birth to be able to organize this enormous event called the Durga Puja. It … Continue reading

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Bodoland via the Brahmaputra Assam 1/4

Rakesh dropped in at my office in Delhi and put forth an interesting proposal. He was going on behalf of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, henceforth the NCPCR to Kokrajhar, one of India’s nine most disturbed districts … Continue reading

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Travelling in Bodoland – Sham Called School Assam 2/4

We set out early in the morning with a hearty breakfast of luchi and ghoogni cooked by a family of Bengali speaking Assamese staff in the Circuit House despite Shobhan, one of our resource persons fearing indigestion after the lavish … Continue reading

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Assam’s Multiculturalism 3/4

Assam’s Multiculturism   Assam is multicultural but not plural. No one culture dominates over others here; no one’s culture dominates here. People pursue a soulless alienating modernity. These were only words for me from Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed … Continue reading

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Assam 4/4 Ma Kamakhya

Ma Kamakhya…. Assam 4/4 by Susmita Dasguptaon Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 9:26pm · Ma Kamakhya is one of the prime pilgrim attractions of Assam. Kamakhya is the name of the peetha, which means a place where parts of Sati … Continue reading

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Amitabh @ Prateeksha

This is the full version of my published piece in Crest, TOI on the 6th of October 2012.     I was being a Great Gambler when I cast all prospects of my academic career into the winds and decided … Continue reading

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X and Y

X and Y. by Susmita Dasgupta on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 8:52am · . We referred to this gentleman as Y..da. The only thing I recall about him is that in the past thirty years that I have occasionally … Continue reading

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