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CIMA Gallary
He looked the part
Listening to Mordecai Cohen’s fluent Bengali brought to mind an old colleague, Eric Silver, who improved on Disraeli’s “All is race; there is no other truth” by postulating that how you look determines who you are. Cohen is a Baghdadi Jew from Rajsha...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Deadly trade
Sir — The news of a farmer taking his life in Burdwan made for shocking reading (“In season of high ...  | Read.. 
 
Comic relief
Sir — Nayantara Mazumder (“All blows are for Romans”), Uddalak Mukherjee (“A drop of magic”), Anusu ...  | Read.. 
 
Real hero
Sir — Sachin Tendulkar should be congratulated for crossing the 15,000-run milestone in the history ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
CHANGE IN REEL LIFE
Cynicism is West Bengal’s iron in the soul. Many people living in West Bengal have forgotten the meaning of the word, change....| Read.. 
 
REVIEW ARTS
Lost and found in translation
When ageing is the interior journey of a profound sensibility through life, it yields not answers — for there can be none to the existential enigma — but a distilled clarity a...  | Read.. 
 
Simple tales
Indrashis Laharry has supplied two leading Bengali groups with new scripts. For Sayak’s Pinki Buli, he dramatized Amar Mitra’s story about the cultural and economic bar...  | Read.. 
 
A surreal vision
There is an unmistakably surreal quality about many of the photographs that make up Rameshwar Broota’s exhibition at the Aakriti Art Gallery (This End To The Other, til...  | Read.. 
 
THIS ABOVE ALL
Friendship with a funny man
For the eight years I was living in Bombay, I met R.K. Laxman everyday. I regarded him as the world’s best cartoonist. He a...  | Read.. 
 
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I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now & then, but every turn of the card & cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive.— LORD BYRON