A Candid Confession

A Candid Confession

Recently, a few special friends have asked me, am I slowly returning to BJP? These are longtime friends. They all know that I was deeply involved with RSS and BJP, was once the West Bengal province secretary of RSS’ student wing Vidyarthi Parishad, worked as an...
Rape

Rape

Rape ___ If you can rape her You can rape my daughter. I know. If you can rape her You can rape my sister. I know. If you can rape her You can rape my mother. I know. If she cries in pain I cry too. I know. If she freezes in shame I do too. I know. If she fights back...
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...
Meet Your Own Renaissance Man

Meet Your Own Renaissance Man

Ahem. Announcement. Loudspeaker. Drumroll. Would you please meet your own Renaissance Man? Would you please consider standing up and greet your one and only Renaissance Man…like…the only one you’ve known in your personal, private world? That’s...