Merry Christmas everyone

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In this day and age, when the last thing on a person’s mind is goodwill towards others, it’s all the more important to wish everyone a good cheer. There are religious connotations to Christmas, but there are more inter-faith and inter- community elements in all such events. As we struggle to be reasonable, accommodating, and… Read more »

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Bengal in London: A new beginning

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LONDON (RAY) 5 Aug — A week ago, the mercurial Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, was in London. Her visit was aimed at attracting British investment to her province, including its capital Kolkata, once the headquarters of British India and the second city (after London) of the Anglo-Saxon… Read more »

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Knowing thyself

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Muslim culture in India has a uniformity about it that even reaches into regions you might not expect it to. Friends of mine from Hyderabad, and deeper south have an Urdu cultural orientation that is present even as close to home as Bihar.

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Contemporising Tagore and the world

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According to some geo-political theoreticians we are on the west of the south-eastern shattered belt. Another shattered belt was identified in Eastern Europe. These shattered belts have reportedly witnessed maddening overflow of changes. We are on the east of the Aryabarta. The Aryans describe us as the fish-eating people talking in chirping language of the… Read more »

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