Jana Aranya: an education to the moral world

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Jana Aranya (1976) is about a young man called Somnath (Pradip Mukherjee), who discovers that in order to succeed in the world of business you have to accept to compromise your principles, and find yourself losing an innocence which you didn’t know you...

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Tagore's dark abyss

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In the morning I cast my net into the sea. I dragged up from the dark abyss things of strange aspect and strange beauty—some shone like a smile, some glistened like tears, and some were flushed like the cheeks of a bride. When with the day's burden I...

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Nutan blog changes

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Hey, this wasn't expected!! Hi, well, as you can see, Overblog has forced me to modify the outlook of the blog! As a result, all the Nutan photo albums which I had placed on the left banner were removed to some obscure, out of the way location. So I've...

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Kondura, religious power is stronger than men

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Shyam Benegal explores the forces which can endanger or wreak human communities, and what happens to individuals in the process. The result is often pitiless. Hopes are crushed, and ties bruised. Instincts are hypocritically presented as virtues and the...

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Rab ne bana di jodi: for couples in crisis?

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I wasn’t sure I would have the patience to sit for 2 hours and a half and watch a “Bollywood” movie once again…But somehow the old passion revived, and the magic was still there: Rab ne bana di jadoo! Let’s say, to start with, that what caught me by the...

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The sari shop

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The little world of The sari shop (2003) feels very familiar; Rupa Bajwa clearly belongs to it, not only because she’s from Amritsar, where the scene takes place exclusively, but also because she’s on the side of the crowds of people who mill around its...

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Lady Nutan

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Hello ! As Nutan’s birthday was coming up, I wanted to resume some hold on the blog (sorry readers for my lack of habit, another blog has kept me busy, plus my PhD research) and went through my hoard of Nutan stuff, so I’ll put up some of it as an illustration...

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Memories of our trip to India

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Here are a few flashes from the activity which marked thereturn of our trip to India and JNU in February/march: First a feedback of our (too short) stay at JNU: Here's the link: http://jnujaipur.ac.in/NewsUpdate_File/JNU%20LIVE%20Newsletter,%20Dec.2013-Mar.2014_NewsLetter-May-2014.pdf...

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Mr Sampath, the printer of Malgudi

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Here’s an addition to my collection of reviews of R.K. Narayan’s novels: Mr Sampath, the printer of Malgudi (first published in 1949). As usual with Narayan, what’s most pleasant is his style, the brisk eventfulness which he masterfully conveys, and how...

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Pushkar et retour

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Bonjour à tous, Voilà, nous sommes revenus! Ci-dessous quelques dernières impressions avant la reprise. Merci pour les commentaires, et merci à ceux qui nous ont aidés pour faire que ce voyage soit possible! La dernière étape du voyage a donc été la petite...

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