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Opinion  /  Published 18.01.20

The Ravens Call on Roosters

Caa! Caa! CAA! CAAAAAA! Kaun haaaa? That sound. That piercing call. That untimely, unseemly monosyllabic poke. Why? What’s the matter? Why now? This sound? That’s sharking into me? And ourselves? ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 22.04.18

Let's talk a bit about NotAboutery

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By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.19

So that nobody can be somebody

Who’s to tell who or what this thing that feels like some part of someone is? Who’s to tell what this thing is? Tough to tell, I do know, but essential to tell. Whose voice is this? I can only won...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 15.12.18

Your chaiwala will change his tone

We turned away. We turned away from each other. But I am changing my tone now. I am not you.I am not part of this “we”. I am separate. I am removed. I am above. Remember.I am Mahadeb.What did you ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.19

Khol do: Saadat Hasan Manto

They are open. Did you hear that? They who had been shut down are now open. It has been so proclaimed to the public at large and has since become a fact known to all who care to keep themselves inform...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.19

Let us go then you and I etherised

History has a dustbin, we have been reliably told, although what is reliable and what is not is difficult to tell in these times. But in these times we have no choice either. We are told what we are t...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Culture  /  Published 17.11.18

What we the People did to you the People

We are here. Now. At this time. At this moment. A million years years later, how would they know what happened here? What happened now? What happened to us? What was done to us? What happened to other...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 06.06.20

We don’t Know What we Do know

Something’s happening. Or so we are being told. Or so many suspect and are speculating about. Kuchh na kuchh to ho raha hai. Par kya? Something. If there’s so much talk of something there cannot b...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 25.04.20

Once upon a golden bird

Things of wonder are things of wonder. They make us wonder, or why else would we call them things of wonder? For instance that soney ki chidiya thing? What soney ki chidiya? Where is it? Where was it,...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Culture  /  Published 03.11.18

So time Flies and Then it Also crawls

I have been gone I know. I have been gone a while. From the incessant servings of tea and from that cart of mine upon which sits my kettle and my stove and my hunched throne of wood and beaten tin. I ...
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