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Bhaswati Ghosh

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Singing in Dark Times—a Manual for Encoding Dissentwritinghome1

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:43:11 +0000

First published in The Maynard Talk in whispers But make them so low-pitched That no one can hear Them. Not even the person You whisper to. Clever one-liners are Good. Check your Ambition in using them, though. Satire works well, too. It’s Always safer to quote a dead or Well-known writer. Post music, lots of … Continue reading Singing in Dark Times—a Manual for Encoding Dissent(image)

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Retracing Dandakaranyawritinghome1059-DSC_1860

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:35:28 +0000

First published in Indigo Lit For Titti I search for your footmarks In the arid, rocky terrain. The Agility of your feet eludes mine. The jungle notes you left behind Shriek with trauma. Of green groves Uprooted from rivers, thrown amid Stones and cacti. Yet I sleep restfully. The Shrapnel that ripped apart your Nights … Continue reading Retracing Dandakaranya(image)

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Dead Man Talking — Hassan Blasim’s short storieswritinghome118114111-_uy475_ss475_

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:00:49 +0000

The Corpse Exhibition and Other Stories of Iraq Hassan Blasim Penguin Translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright   What is left when a place dies a thousand violent deaths? A million stories sprout over the graveyard. Each narrator is a Scheherazade (of One Thousand and One Nights), except none of them is compelled to … Continue reading Dead Man Talking — Hassan Blasim’s short stories(image)

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Sunset and Moonrise in Kumaonwritinghome1

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:28:26 +0000

First published in Five2One A film song carries the background score of the hills and the weight of its sunsets. An opacus swallows friends’ Laughter. The moon is a torn heart tonight. What price The bondage of togetherness — Fleeting or longer? My head in the middle of a sun-slathered snowy Himalayan range. A spectre … Continue reading Sunset and Moonrise in Kumaon(image)

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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:39:04 +0000

First published in Stonecoast Review When I first heard It, the word didn’t Sound endearing or like An appellation. Behenji Was a crude joke reserved for Those girls who Wore salwar-kameezes, Tied their hair into Well-oiled, tight ponytails And spoke no English. Behenjis stood on the other side. Always on the other side, Huddled among … Continue reading Behenji(image)

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The Starling’s Songwritinghome1ss_frontcover1

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:52:09 +0000

The Starling’s Song B.L. Bruce Black Swift Press Available on: Review by Bhaswati Ghosh For those of us who live it every day, urban life can be unforgiving in its demands. Yet, there are release buttons that can help us slow down and turn towards the natural world and its rhythms. This movement isn’t … Continue reading The Starling’s Song(image)

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Dispatch: Love in Hyderabadwritinghome1

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:51:01 +0000

First published in Global Graffiti magazine Bhaswati Ghosh “…She would always remember Paris as the most beautiful city in the world, not because of what it was or was not in reality, but because it was linked to the memory of her happiest years.” —Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera. Cities are … Continue reading Dispatch: Love in Hyderabad(image)

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 13:51:56 +0000

First published in Open Road Review The sooty morning rankles with smoke and fear from last night’s gunfire. On some streets, the blood is yet to clot. An old man sings Asavari on the radio. His voice quivers through the unsteady channel. Asavari, with more flat notes than full. On another morning, A funnel had … Continue reading Asavari(image)

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Nirmala Boudi and the Bureaucracy: By Amiya Senwritinghome1DSC02311

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 20:36:12 +0000

First published in Humanities Underground Translated by Bhaswati Ghosh Nirman Bhavan–the foundation for which had been laid by the late Lal Bahadur Shastri–is now an imposing structure. As the older Shastri Bhavan became too cramped for space, many such buildings –each associated with a ministry –added to Delhi’s splendour. I had some work with the … Continue reading Nirmala Boudi and the Bureaucracy: By Amiya Sen(image)

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Of faces and portraits: Ramkinkar Baijwritinghome1

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 04:29:09 +0000

I recently had the opportunity to read from “My Days with Ramkinkar Baij” on the occasion of the launch of “Could you Please, Please Stop Singing?”, Sabyasachi Nag’s book of poetry at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. In this excerpt, Baij talks about the essence of portraits and the fodder faces can provide to an … Continue reading Of faces and portraits: Ramkinkar Baij(image)

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