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Rice fields then, salt banks now

Though the government claims of having handled the crisis after Aila battered Sunderbans effectively, hapless farmers still go hungry.

Walk with pride

Usually deserted on Sunday afternoons, College Square wore a different look on 29 June. Cameras, ob vans, media persons queued up outside munching seconds as ‘mysterious’ people from ‘mysterious’ places kept trickling in 4… 10… 25… to around 150 and more. Buses and trams slowed down with inquisitive faces popping…

In a limbo

“We are trained to see male or female and to plot people into those categories when they don’t actually fit neatly at all. But if we pause, watch and listen closely, we’ll see the multiplicity of ways in which people are sexed or gendered. There exists a range of personal…

Walking the line

The second edition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film and Video Festival highlighted the lack of knowledge about a community that continues to be shunned, writes Soma Basu A few words opened a window that looked away from the mundane world we live in. Dialogues, the second annual Lesbian,…