Nobel Committee: ‘The Times, They Are A Changin’

Friday, October 14, 2016

“We’re really giving it to Bob Dylan as a great poet – that’s the reason we awarded him the prize. He’s a great poet in the great English…

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Monsoon Reads & Autumn Words

Saturday, October 10, 2015
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“Through books our intellect is engaged with our emotions and imagination – and so, perhaps more so than any other art form, by reading we evolve our thinking…

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From the Butcher Shop to Cambridge University: Dan Burt’s Exceptional Journey

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Dan Burt Worlds Festival, Norwich

‘Prostitution, gambling, fencing, contract murder, loan sharking, political corruption and crime of every sort were the daily trade in Philadelphia’s Tenderloin, the oldest part of town. The Kevitch…

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Durga Puja Inc. and ‘The Company Puja’

Friday, October 3, 2014
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“The socially significant Barowari Pujas, which were established so the public dare not depend on the benevolence of the wealthy have devolved into mere corporate events, the community,…

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Another Global Calcuttan Makes Booker Shortlist

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Just a Year After Jhumpa Lahiri’s nomination, Neel Mukherjee’s The Lives of Others is among short-listed titles for the MAN Booker Prize By S.B. Veda CALCUTTA – As…

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Charulata – A Classic Revived

Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Fifty Years On, Ray’s Masterpiece Remains Affecting, Poetic By S.B. Veda In cinema, the word ‘masterpiece’ is perhaps overused; still, it seems somewhat lacking when applied to Satyajit…

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What ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Says About You

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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by S.B. Veda If you are a woman, and an avid fan of the EL James novel turned literary phenomenon, Fifty Shades of Grey, you are 25 percent…

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