South Asia as setting for pilgrimage is particularly intriguing, as both local and international pilgrims make the journey, but the narrative is unique in settler-invader cultures.
Public Government Issued Notice (Beware: Dangerous building) Kolkata’s innumerable century old buildings, stand in a state of photogenic ruin. This is a board outside a dilapidated building right...
There was a cinema that was known for being able to hire transgender sex workers. So you could hire a sex worker and go and watch a film together, and get a blowjob or a handjob.
It was evening, but it didn’t know it yet. Light was still caught in the tops of trees, still bouncing off windows, and street lamps, and buildings, too sleepy to turn corners sharply. Not long after arriving in London, I had...
Clogged city traffic often forces people to cast bored stares at the same advertisements...static images presented in these focus on the centrality of the visual world for meaning.
Lived experiences of urban spaces and neighborhoods were instrumental in shaping Naxalite practices of urban guerrilla warfare.
Essays, Travelogues, Memoirs, Fiction and Poetry on London, Lahore, Cairo and Calcutta (Vol. II)
Essays, Travelogues, Memoirs, Fiction and Poetry on London, Lahore, Cairo and Calcutta (Vol. I)
The liberty from "the drudgery of being useful," that it briefly enjoyed on the collector’s shelf, is destroyed with its reinsertion into the currency of use where it stands in for the past as representative, as witness.
From the novel-in-progress, The Exile Chronicles. I Lahore, Punjab Pakistan Circa 2009 CE … But let us return to the naming of Billa as Billa Meter. For prior to that he could only boast...
The church singing, part of Maundy Thursday services we just attended, still rings in my ears, despite the clanking of cutlery and the thrum of diners' conversations.
This is one of the true instances of the Naxal revolution that had started right here in College Street. I stumbled upon this diary some time back and I found these treasures inside it.
They not only carried the legacy of colonial dining in Calcutta, but appropriated the culture of colonial dining in a manner such that in today’s restaurant spaces they are still apparent.
Responses to the famine resulted in the rise of a group of poets who came to dominate Bengal’s literary scene after the death of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in 1941.