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Islamic Bangladesh's fabulous Durga pujas
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Islamic Bangladesh's fabulous Durga pujas

‘In all the Puja mandaps I saw a large number of Hindu families in traditional attire, and Muslims too -- men and women coming in with reverence.’ ‘A renowned Puja singer, Zeenat Jahan, captivated the audience with her beautiful rendition of Ma Durga songs, and intermittently she would say, Bolo Durga Mai Ki! and the audience will reply in a thundering voice, Jai!’ Tarun Vijay visits 20 Durga Puja pandals in five towns in Bangladesh and comes back impressed. Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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From the Raj to Azadi, how I saw India change

As a child in British India, Bharati Dutt, now 81, lived a privileged and sheltered life in an extended joint family of civil servants, doctors, engineers and Gandhians. Between the ages of seven and 11, when just old enough to understand, chronicle and remember, she witnessed the life-changing events that shaped a nation still struggling to break out of the shackles of its past and forge a new future. Bharati Dutt shared her memories -- a narrative of India on the threshold of freedom as seen ...
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An exhibition in Srinagar narrates the bloody history of Kashmir through brushstrokes

In his revolutionary poem ‘Bol’ (Speak Up), Faiz Ahmed Faiz emphasised the need to speak up against all kinds of injustices. “Speak for your lips are free; Speak, your tongue is still yours, Your upright body is yours — Speak, your ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago

SCREENsavour: When dots are connected

Some films push the boundaries of cinematic story-telling and explore worlds that move beyond their immediate plots Recently a 30-minute Bengali short film Bhalobashar Sohor (City of Love) garnered a lot of attention and went viral within a couple of days of ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago
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Inside the miserable world of India's domestic workers

'We eat first, they later; we sit on chairs and they on the floor; we call them by their names and they address us by titles.' 'There’s a real feeling that the employers are “big people,” and it’s going to be difficult to get police to take their complaints seriously.' Image: between 1991 and 2001 there was a 120 per cent increase in the numbers of domestic help.Sumana Barman, 11, a child labourer washes utensils at a house in the northeastern city of Siliguri, West ...
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