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Shrinking 'Bangalir Gorbo'! Are you game for a big Bong debate to salvage the lost Bengali pride?

Feb 13, 2016

Shrinking 'Bangalir Gorbo'! Are you game for a big Bong debate to salvage the lost Bengali pride?

While the popular call of 'Jago Bangali' may stir some Bengali blood to regain its lost glory, particularly among those staying outside West Bengal, the state per se is only conveniently bothered about the dwindling Bengali ego when it has a bonanza attached to it like an election. #Mamata Banerjee #Amartya Sen #InMyOpinion #Trinamool Congress #Amitav Ghosh #Saurav Ganguly #Kolkata Book Fair #Bengalis #Sairaj Bahutule #F Weekend
Amitav Ghosh criticises Sahitya Akademi leadership, but says he won't return his award

Oct 15, 2015

Amitav Ghosh criticises Sahitya Akademi leadership, but says he won't return his award

Amitav Ghosh has said, that although he 'appreciated the courage' of authors who have returned their awards, he wont follow suit. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Arun Jaitley #Ghulam Ali #Amitav Ghosh #Sahitya Akademi #Nayantara Sahgal #Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari #Keki Daruwalla
Man Booker Award shortlist announced: Amitav Ghosh makes it to top ten

Mar 25, 2015

Man Booker Award shortlist announced: Amitav Ghosh makes it to top ten

Ten writers have been nominated as finalists for the 2015 Man Booker International prize for fiction writing. #NewsTracker #Amitav Ghosh #Man Booker International Fiction Award #Man Booker Award #Literary Award
Crude Modi bashing is just lazy intellectualism

Sep 21, 2013

Crude Modi bashing is just lazy intellectualism

Modi bashing is easier to do than having to courage to actually support the other choices the voter has before him. #Narendra Modi #Amartya Sen #Amitav Ghosh #In My Opinion #UR Ananthamurthy
How did Justice VR Krishna Iyer go from communist to Modi fan?

Sep 19, 2013

How did Justice VR Krishna Iyer go from communist to Modi fan?

Not that he is expressing his adulation for Modi for the first time, but nullifying everything that he stood for in terms of civil and human rights is hugely disappointing. #Politics #India #BJP #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Solar power #LK Advani #Gujarat Riots #Amitav Ghosh #VR Krishna Iyer
Will leave India if Modi becomes PM, says author Ananthamurthy

Sep 17, 2013

Will leave India if Modi becomes PM, says author Ananthamurthy

After Amartya Sen and Amitav Ghosh, Kannada author U R Ananthamurthy says he wouldn't want to live in India if Modi becomes PM. #BJP #NewsTracker #Modi #Amitav Ghosh #UR Ananthamurthy
Narendra Modi is culpable for 2002 Gujarat riots: Amitav Ghosh

Sep 17, 2013

Narendra Modi is culpable for 2002 Gujarat riots: Amitav Ghosh

Ghosh expressed his 'horror' at the way Hindu nationalism had transformed faith into politics. "I see no piety in it, no genuine love of spiritual attainment. Such an intense tradition in Hinduism is actually bhakti - love. #Politics #India #TheySaidIt #Hindutva #Hindu nationalism #NarendraModi #Amitav Ghosh #Pluralism #Shadow Lines
Narendra Modi as PM will deeply destabilise India: Amitav Ghosh

Sep 16, 2013

Narendra Modi as PM will deeply destabilise India: Amitav Ghosh

Speaking to CNN IBN's deputy editor Sagarika Ghose, internationally acclaimed writer Amitav Ghosh said that it is difficult to erase Gujarat riots from the memory. #BJP #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Hindu nationalism #Amitav Ghosh #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Amitav Ghosh among 12 shortlisted for 2013 Warwick Prize for Writing

Jun 19, 2013

Amitav Ghosh among 12 shortlisted for 2013 Warwick Prize for Writing

Six awarding-winning writers including India's Amitav Ghosh are among a group of 12 poets, authors and academics vying for the 2013 Warwick Prize for Writing. #Books #NewsTracker #Julian Barnes #Amitav Ghosh #River of Smoke #2013 Warwick Prize for Writing