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the other side of budge budge : celebrating world music day 2017 - a photographic exhibition

The Other Side of Budge Budge : Celebrating World Music Day 2017

The Other Side of Budge Budge : a dystopian hell, is a segment in the interdisciplinary project organized by Culture Monks called ¨Checkpoint Hoogly¨. 379 more words


re: a "Trivial Profession"

Places Journal published, ‘Jane Jacobs and the Death and Life of American Planning‘, an essay by Associate Professor Thomas J. Campanella.

Therein he explains why; 57 more words

Built Environment

(I²) REMEMBERING THE FRAYED 3rd EDGES: DUST TO DUST - a tribute to Badal Sircar

Culture Monks, Best of Kolkata Campus in collaboration with Drishya  & Alliance francaise du Bengale present a tribute to Badal Sircar


Monochrome Ariel

Mare Zebras in floral rain-coats

flood past Sir Ladyfinger’s ship.
I had never seen so many stripes

Hunkering past the local skirt-shop.

And so my shoes garbled out few vowels to… 85 more words


“How She Saw Me Was How I Saw Myself”: On Gaslighting, Identity, and Personal Narrative

This piece was first published on Feminism in India: Your Everyday Intersectional Indian Feminism

In the 1944 mystery-thriller Gaslight, Ingrid Bergman plays the role of a woman whose husband manipulates her shrewdly, falsifying or negative hard evidence (including the flickering gaslight), leaving her to deal with disorientation, self-doubts, and hysteria. 1,080 more words

Vivek Chibber: on the Working Class, Capitalism, Marxism, Postcolonialism, and the State

Transcript of conversation with Vivek Chibber by Jacobin (audio)

Part I: Why we still talk about the working class

The issue before us is why socialists constantly focus on the working class as a strategic factor in society. 5,851 more words


Fragments: Dominant Historiography

“A dominant trend in scholarship has tended to associate modernity with reforming rulers, colonialist policies, or Europeanized elites in the nineteenth century. I attempt to find some answers to this question by looking both back in time to the eighteenth century and earlier and lower down in the social strata to artisans involved in production.

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