Antara Dev Sen

Letters to Editor

Letters to Editor

Antara Dev Sen

Astrology: The buck stops here

Is life treating you badly? Are your parents or children giving you grief? Is your spouse cheating on you? Has your business partner duped you? Has A. Raja upset you? Don’t worry. Turn to astrology.

Of bullets, ballot & bloodbath

There is a lot of difference between the Salwa Judum in Chhattisgarh and the harmad vahini in West Bengal.

Case against failure of justice

What a lovely start to a new year. For all of us nervous about letting go and terrified of change, the first week of 2011 was very reassuring.

Santa Sarkar

Dear Santa Sarkar,
I know you love me. I know you do not wish to neglect me — as a mai-baap sarkar, you can’t neglect me. Ever since I can remember you have been telling us — your dear, dependent children — how much you care for us, how much you are doing for us, and how much more you will do if only we return your affection through the ballot box. Like indulgent parents, you play Santa Claus to us, you fill our stockings with generous gifts at least once in five years. We love you.

What’s freedom to Uncle Sam?

Dear old America has been very busy embarrassing itself of late. First there was the WikiLeaks expose that revealed the hypocrisies that US foreign policy so ardently relies on.

Fall of the Fourth Estate?

“We become what we behold”, said Marshall McLuhan.

Thank you, professor

“To take from the air a live tradition…” That, said Professor P. Lal, was what he had wanted to do with his anthology of Mahabharata-inspired poems and fiction by modern Indian writers. But that desire to present to readers a living tradition as beautifully as possible went beyond one book — it was clearly his mission in life.

Satya sometimes jayate

It took 40 years for the law to deliver justice. We could have been angry and talked of justice delayed being justice denied.

The story of Delhi and Dushasan

Okay. It’s over. You can come out from under the table and stop hysterically humming “Laaj rakho Girdhari”. Your Girdhari has delivered.

Ram Lalla, a resident of UP

So it has happened. Ram has been demoted from a divine being to a mere earthly creature. He even has a birth certificate from the Allahabad high court. Soon he may be expected to acquire a voter identity card from Mayawati and a Unique Identity number from Nandan Nilekani. This court victory for litigant Bhagwan Sri Ram Virajman,

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.