Tagore, Nationalism and National Anthem – Sangeeta Bodhi Das

Do you like poetry and songs? If you don’t like a particular word or phrase in a poem or a song, what do you do? In all probability you would say that you don’t like the poem/song or don’t approve of it. Would you ask the poet, please remove that word, because I don’t like it? Yes you can do it when you are an … Continue reading Tagore, Nationalism and National Anthem – Sangeeta Bodhi Das

The culture of crime – Sangeeta Bodhi Das

Some years back at the Pushkar mela, my husband and I were dining at the restaurant of our hotel. There was one more guy, who looked like a hippie, with dread locks and printed saffron clothes & jhola bag sitting in front of us, eating his dinner. We were busy with our dinner & laptop and looking at our photos, enjoying the peace & quiet, … Continue reading The culture of crime – Sangeeta Bodhi Das