Mandela. Yes. MLK. Yes. Gandhi. No.

Mandela. Yes. MLK. Yes. Gandhi. No.

[Update: Nelson Mandela died today, December 5, 2013. With his death, world lost one of the most important crusaders for rights, justice and freedom.]Two important articles on Mandela — subjects big media won’t talk about in this frenzy to glorify him,...
The Passing of Rituparno Ghosh

The Passing of Rituparno Ghosh

I just got some bad news from Calcutta. Noted filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh suddenly died this morning. He was 49. In some ways, Ghosh reminded us of Fassbinder. In their separate social contexts and possibilities, they both challenged the “normal” society and...
How My Father Taught Me Patriotism

How My Father Taught Me Patriotism

“All can be sacrificed for ideology, but ideology can never be sacrificed.” — My father Jitendra Nath Banerjee, quoted from my book In the Belly of the Beast: Hindu Supremacist RSS and BJP of India. Ajanta Books International, New Delhi, 1998....