Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Satyanveshi!

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By Sunil Kumar Does India have a shortage of home-grown detectives? Most critics may answer with a resounding “Yes“? No Poirot; modeled on the classically cerebral Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson; Byomkesh Bakshy is the Bengali watered-down version of …

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If I Was A Communist!

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By Sunil Kumar There’s something fascinating about the “red” ideology. Equality for all, justice and social parity. Except that this discredited movement has been the reason for more violence and inequality all over the world. The idea is often attributed …

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Rabindranath Tagore And The Aesthetics of Detachment

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By Sunil Kumar Tagore; a cultural icon of the Bengali ethos; is famous across India for a single reason: the national anthem. Most people do not think twice about the pre-independence era. Without any real understanding of the person behind …

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