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KVK Murthy

Satyajit Ray’s Nayak: 50 Years On

In the twin decades of the ‘50s and ‘60s, the uncrowned king of Bengali commercial cinema was Uttam Kumar, without doubt or debate. With Suchitra Sen his screen love interest the pair pretty much wrapped up the industry. At...

Tharoor’s Far-Out Excursions Into English Vocabulary

Shashi Tharoor has done it again. A tad considerate or arguably apologetic, the Indian National Congress's dandy has quoted a dictionary entry on this occasion. https://twitter.com/ShashiTharoor/status/983429182779617280 There’s been a kerfuffle of sorts, since May 2017, over Tharoor’s seemingly exotic vocabulary. Well,...

W(h)ither Bengal?

What happens when an extreme form of ‘intellectualism’ — sometimes real, but mostly self-perceived — afflicts a populace, especially when the roots of that ‘intellectualism’ lie in 18th-19th-century Western libertarian concepts (these, in turn, reinforced by a framework of...

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