Good watch: Ode To Old 500 Rupee Note- Sawan Dutta

18th November, 2016 This is an Ode to the old Rs 500 Note, and some of the little pleasures and necessities of life that it has bought for me all my life, in the immediate aftermath of the demonetization of the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes by the Indian Govt.  While the rest of the country tries to come to grips with queuing up … Continue reading Good watch: Ode To Old 500 Rupee Note- Sawan Dutta

Mein Nahin manta, Mein Nahin Janta- #Habib Jalib’s Poetry

Translation Whose lamp shines only in mansions, Which sets out only with a few folk’s elation, Under the shadow of self-interest which finds protection,That tradition…That dark morning… I shall not revere! I shall not greet! I too am not afraid of the powers that be! I too am Mansoor, go and tell the enemy! With the prison wall why do you try to scare me? … Continue reading Mein Nahin manta, Mein Nahin Janta- #Habib Jalib’s Poetry

The Kind Of Intolerance We Have Witnessed In Last 1 Year Has Been Unprecedented: Sharmila Tagore

Courtesy: Indian Express Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore said the kind of intolerance we have witnessed in the last one year is against the spirit of the Indian constitution. She recites Rabindra Nath Tagore’s poem Chitto Jethaye Bhoy Shunno/ Chitta jaha par hai Bhay Shunya/ Where the mind is without Fear.   Continue reading The Kind Of Intolerance We Have Witnessed In Last 1 Year Has Been Unprecedented: Sharmila Tagore