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Returning to Om Puri starrers ‘Aakrosh’ and ‘Sadgati’

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  Kshirod Nag In general perception, Om Puri is not only regarded as an exception in the commercial cinema of Bollywood but also praised for his portrayals, which supposedly speak out the social realities of the times. Two of the celebrated portrayals performed by him are Layanya Bhiku in “Aakrosh” and Dukhi in “Sadgati”, representing …


Temptation of a Poor Brahmin: The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra

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  Yogesh Maitreya In an idyllic Nagpur winter in 2011, a friend of mine who had spent a few years in England learning Buddhism and living like a Buddhist (now back in India), had recommended ‘The Romantics’, a novel by Pankaj Mishra, to me. The way he spoke about this novel, it was evident that …