Category Archives: India

AOD Interviews Kabir Suman — Kobigan, the lost musical heritage of Bengal and more

Kabir Suman, a songwriter, a singer, a musician, a journalist, an author, an activist, and an ex-parliamentarian (Lok Sabha, Parliament of India, 2009-2014), probably needs little introduction. About a quarter century … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 7 Comments

Remembering Historian Amalendu De

It is due to the initiative of Professor Amalendu De that the grave of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, one of the vanguard thinkers of equity and rationalism in the subcontinent and … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Way of Living Lost In ‘Selfie’ and ‘WhatsApp’

A Way of Living Lost In ‘Selfie’ and ‘WhatApp’ By Garga Chaterjee for Alal O Dulal Our neighbour of many years, Ananda Santra, died yesterday. Anandda kaku lived in our apartment complex in the Chetla locality of Kolkata (Ward Number … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Open Letter to Narendra Modi

By Nadine Murshid for OPEN LETTER TO NARENDRA MODI Dear Mr. Modi, It has come to our attention that you are about to head the next government in India. Many congratulations. It … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

Stars, planets, black-holes – West Bengal’s glamorous turn

Stars, planets, black-holes – West Bengal’s glamorous turn By Pratik Deb for The recent announcement of candidates for the upcoming parliamentary election by Trinamul Congress supremo and the current … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Liberation through the Gunday lens

Liberation through the Gunday lens By Fahima Durrat for Factual errors made in a fictitious storyline may seem like a trivial matter, but they can hide icebergs. The iceberg … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Glorious and Bloody History of Tamil Language Movement

The Glorious and Bloody History of Tamil Language Movement By Shafiqur Rahman for AlaloDulal There is a widespread misinformation in our country that we, Bengalis, are the only nation to … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Anu Muhammad: What India wants in Bangladesh

ভারত বাংলাদেশে কী চায়? আনু মুহাম্মদ  এরকম ধারণা সমাজে এখন বেশ জোরদার যে, ভারত বাংলাদেশের বর্তমান সরকারকে ক্ষমতায় টিকিয়ে রাখতে সকল সমর্থন প্রদান করেছে, তারা তাদের গোয়েন্দা সংস্থাসহ সবধরনের প্রতিষ্ঠানকে … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Bleeding Badly

“But given recent violent incidents – in Ramu, in Sathiya, in Thakurgaon, in Gaibundah, in Dinajpur, in Rangpur, in Bogra, in Lalmonirhat, in Rajshahi, in Jessore, in Chittagong and in … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Taslima Nasreen, ‘Duhsahobas,’ and a TV cancellation

“Taslima’s misery somehow leads us to the crossroad where an imminent change of path is indispensable. The consolidation of secular liberal voices in the subcontinent who would vociferate not against … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 2 Comments



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