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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 …

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The Confession: Experiencing JNU

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  Kshirod Nag I joined JNU as an M.A. student of Sociology in the year 2008. I didn’t have any idea about ‘caste’, ‘class’, ‘gender’ ‘social change’, ‘revolution’, ‘Ambekarism’, ‘Marxism’, ‘Maoism’ or any other ‘ISM’ for that matter, except Gandhism and Hinduism (as if in India, one has a birthright to know these two isms). …

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On intellectual arrogance and egoism

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  Kshirod Nag To engage with the ‘three responses’ by Nivedita Menon, Partha Chatterjee and Sudipto Kaviraj to Perry Anderson’s Indian Ideology (Verso, 2013) is quite an interesting exercise. Not exactly for any rich content or explanations by these ‘acclaimed’ intellectuals of our times, but more for the kind of approaches they have adopted to …

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Cricket: False Populism and Imposed Nationalism

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  Kshirod Nag It certainly gives pleasure to see symbols as inspiring tools to motivate the generations to come. Contextually, we can take a look at the initiative taken by the state to confer the ‘Bharat Ratna’ on Sachin Tendulkar as one such symbol. It was felt necessary to honour a person who, undoubtedly, captured …

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Mahatma Jyotiba Phule – Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Birth Anniversary Celebrations 2013

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Mahatma Jyotiba Phule – Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Birth Anniversary Celebrations 2013, From April 9 – 14, 2013, At JNU, New Delhi [Via UDSF] ~ The Programme Schedule  ~9th April, 2013, Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Inauguration of Cultural Week:Mr. Jagdish Singh, Administrative Officer, Engineering Dept, JNU, New Delhi Sabarmati Dhaba, JNUStreet Play “Vaikalpik Itihaas”by Bhasha …