Text of lecture delivered at the National Seminar on “Reforming Indian Democracy” organised by the Political Science Department, Sambalpur University, Odisha on 27th February 2012
"Peepli Live can be accused of the same crime that it accuses the media of – just scratching the surface of all issues it could in an hour and a half without really trying to push the envelope of discourse on any front, neither the role of media, nor agrarian crisis or indeed the crisis of Indian politics itself", says Tejal Kanitkar in a review of the movie in this post.
Anand Patwardhan's documentary film "War and Peace (Jung aur Aman)" was screened at IIT Bombay on 30th August 2009. During and after the discussion session of the documentary film, our editorial team member Anirban Ghatak took a short interview of Anand. Anand answered the questions with equal determination and conviction which we are pretty used to see in his films. Here we present the interview.
"We will support a government but it cannot be a Congress-led government. It can still be a secular government, a non-BJP government. "--Prakash Karat in an interview to Karan Thapar in CNN-IBN
B Prasant of INN reports on the cause of Trinamul's latest attempts at yet another desperate rampage in Kolkata.
Speech by Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, at the Extraordinary Summit of the Rio Group, Costa de Sauipe, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, on December 16, 2008: "Year 50 of the Revolution"
Jorge Majfud interviews Edugardo Galeano, and talks about our past, present and future.
Pragoti pays tribute to one of the greatest dramatists of the modern era, Harold Pinter. Pragoti expresses deep grief and condolence on Pinter's death on December 24, 2008. In his memory, we present Pinter's Nobel Acceptance Speech which concluded:
"I believe that despite the enormous odds which exist, unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all. It is in fact mandatory.
If such a determination is not embodied in our political vision we have no hope of restoring what is so nearly lost to us - the dignity of man."