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CIMA Gallary

Botany as enterprise

Plant-collecting that became a part of colonial exploration was rarely an innocent, Sunday afternoon exercise...   | Read..
 
Letters to the Editor
Good imitation
Sir — Inspired by the editorial, “To go short” (Nov 12), I am tempted to narrate my experience of r ...  | Read.. 
 
Diving down
Sir — It seems that SpiceJet is going the way of Kingfisher. My flight from Calcutta earlier this m ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL

NEIGHBOURS FIRST

This is the closest real life has come to the novelist’s case of exploding mangoes. Bangladesh is worked up over the fact tha...   | Read..
 
DIARY
 
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SCRIPSI
The systematic looting of language can be recognized by the tendency of its users to forgo its nuanced, complex, mid-wifery properties for menace and subjugation. Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge. Whether it is obscuring state language or the faux-language of mindless media; whether it is the proud but calcified language of the academy or the commodity driven language of science; whether it is the malign language of law-without-ethics, or language designed for the estrangement of minorities, hiding its racist plunder in its literary cheek — it must be rejected, altered and exposed.... Sexist language, racist language, theistic language — all are typical of the policing languages of mastery, and cannot, do not permit new knowledge or encourage the mutual exchange of ideas. — TONI MORRISON