2014

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Hours before Chinese President Xi Jinping was to visit Sabarmati Ashram during his India trip last month, Tenzin Tsundue was whisked away from inside the premises of the museum, once a residence of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The writer and activist had been hiding there overnight to stage a demonstration in Jinping’s presence, a mode of protest he has mastered over the years with his repeated…

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Alright, let’s assume the students were wrong. Let’s believe the police when they say the students of Jadavpur University provoked them and thus deserved to be manhandled, beaten up and thrown into lock-ups in the wee hours of September 17. After all, many, even those who have now joined the students in protesting against the “alleged”…

Read more Why the police explanation for JU violence is not acceptable

How many of you can boast to have been driven around in an Ambassador car in the UK? I don’t think there are too many of you out there. I was purely lucky. I had first heard of Adrian Shooter (in picture above) and his garden railway about 10 years ago in my hometown Siliguri,…

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