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About secondsaturn

Independent Scholar. Polymath.

Last Lear – Rituparna Ghosh’s Thesis on Amitabh Bachchan

Many moons ago, my senior in Jadavpur University, now a eminent gender economist, was keen that Rituparna Ghosh who was a year senior to me in the class and I should become very good friends. I barely knew who he … Continue reading

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15th September, Sarat Chandra Chatterjee

Today is the birth anniversary of Sarat Chandra Chattpadhyay, the greatest novelist that India has ever known, perhaps the greatest in the world, if the impact factor is taken in. He wrote in Bengali and has been the world’s most … Continue reading

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Indian Secularism

My friend Reshmi Bhaskaran asked us through her Facebook posting what secularism was? On the face of things, secularism, by its European definition would be the ineffectuality of religion in the affairs of politics and of public life since ideas … Continue reading

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Detective and the Thriller

Culture, taste, literature/detective Detective vs the thriller Sociology of literary genres August 2020 Last week I finished reading two books on the Amazon kindle, one was a detective story and the other one was a thriller. Women in their early … Continue reading

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Movie Making In The Mind… Suraj and Vikas Yadav

How Do We Watch Films? Vikas Dubey’s Death On the 9th of July 2020, Vikas Dubey a dreaded gangster of Kanpur died in a police encounter. Weeks before he died, he killed eight policemen at point bank range when they … Continue reading

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Steel Authority of India Limited

SAIL was set up in 1954, on the 19th of January with head quarters in Kolkata. Born out of the Industrial Committee Report of 1951 led by Subimal Dutt, SAIL was to use public money to build capital where only … Continue reading

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Rituparna Ghosh into Eternity

Rituparna’s Eternity On the 31st of May 2020, the anniversary of Rituparna Ghosh’s cross over day from a body with a soul to just a soul in the eternity of time, I read through his writings published in two volumes … Continue reading

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Shakespeare as a Social Scientist

This is not out of boredom of the lock down, I have far too much in my schedule to find time even during these days. I have been pursuing Shakespeare for quite some time now, more as a sociologist than … Continue reading

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The Famine of 1943 and the Partition in 1947 – Bengal Crisis

Bill Gates predicted the epidemic and during this epidemic said that the fight against the virus is uniting the whole world. While he was right on his first prediction, he went horribly wrong in his second one as the pandemic … Continue reading

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Corona Cadaver, Notes on the Covid 19

These days I think a lot about Dida, my maternal, grandmother, especially of the day of Nabami when in her village, Nirole she tumbled down the steps of the Kamakhya mandir and broke her crown. Boromama was fortunately present there … Continue reading

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