Editorial & Content : May 2017

It’s been awhile since we last published an online issue.

In the mean time, we haven’t been completely hibernating in darkness. Publications in print for the last Kolkata Bookfair, to-be-published books and journals, various forms of existential crises akin to alternate publications and a surprising amount of apparently invisible labour that cannot be evaluated by existing laws of economy kept us busy.

Not that there has been a dearth of darkness during the months we took leave from this digital platform. Elections, lynchings, demonetizations, suicides, riots, water scarcities, land-grabs, unfair court verdicts, controversially fair death penalties, losses of jobs, hopes, lives. We had enough to read about. So did you.

A note on our future online issues : We are working towards uphauling this digital platform bit by bit, changing its essential texture. Stay tuned! We will be back soon. Maybe sooner!

A PDF version of this online issue can be found here.


  • Content


Them Pretentious Basterds



Sameera KhanDecember 6

Sneha S. Kanta – Three Poems

Pratheesh Ramachandran – SKIN

Shambhobi Ghosh – Four Poems

Debarun Sarkar – Three Series Of Poems


Seoti Bhattacharya Red : A Retelling

Shambhobi Ghosh – The Limbo

Jyoti SinghTomorrow

Jayanti Basu – Morning Stories


Samiran Sadhukhanদেশপ্রেম, দেশদ্রোহ ও সংঘ পরিবার

Chandrika RadhakrishnanOrganising As If Workers Mattered (sequel of Assault On Working Class – Challenges Before Unions)

Rita Banerjeeজেনানা ফাটকের ইতিবৃত্ত

Sarbajaya Bhattacharyaজুলুস


Shubhendu Dashgupta – Images Of Anti-Land-Grabbing Movement By Chittaprosad

Vijay Ravikumar – The Sleepyheads


Conversation with Ajit Prasad Hembram – Hudur Durga (হুদুড় দুর্গা)


Somnath Mukhopadhyay – ভাসা ভাষা কথা

Sneha Chowdhury – The Common Man Of Indian English Poetry : A Review Of Life and Times of Mr. S.

Mitrava Banerjee – ধড়াম! একটি তীব্র রক্তিম শলাকা


Dhiman Basak – হরদ্বার কিংবা/এবং হরিদ্বার ও মদমহেশ্বরের গল্প


  • Acknowledgment

We are immensely thankful to our current contributors for bearing with this much delayed issue.

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