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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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Ajmer and Pushkar, Winter 2010

Strange things were happening around me. On the last Saturday of November while driving back from office one early evening, a Nilgayi emerged out of nowhere and in the midst of a busy Delhi street rammed into our running car … Continue reading

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One Night @ Mumbai

One Night @ Mumbai, 2nd February 2010 I never go to weddings and that too just fly one evening down to Mumbai after office to attend a wedding reception is something that I never could imagine that I would do. … Continue reading

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Surajkund Crafts Mela – Why I Am Not Very Enthused About It

Madhusree and I feel a sense of ownership towards the Surajkund Crafts Fair because it has been five years now that we have made a colony around the ground as our home. What is even more pertinent is that each … Continue reading

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Taj Mahal – Unending Intrigue

I have been to the Taj Mahal many times. I usually never miss a chance to visit this tomb. Along with Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri, the Taj Mahal never ceases to wonder me. I have seen the mausoleum in the … Continue reading

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