The Algebra of Belonging

Published @ Biblio: A Review of Books
Review of Barry O’Brien, The Anglo-Indians: Portrait of a Community’, Aleph Book Company, 2022), Cover of the Book…
By Sayandeb Chowdhury | | Tags: Community, History, law | Read More

শয়নে-স্বপনে সিনেমা (Sleeping, Dreaming Cinema)

Published @ Anandabazar Patrika
Review of Chidananda Dasgupta, Collected Prose, Vol 1 (Ed. Samik Bandyopadhyay). Dey’s Publishing.
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Singer, Actor, Composer and Eccentric

Published @ Wire
Review of A Bhattacharjee and P Dhar, Kishore Kumar: The Ultimate Biography (HarperCollins, 2022). The Many Lives of Kishore…

United by Spectacle

Published @ Indian Express
Nothing prepares us for the way we can have a stake in the agony and ecstasy of another country… Messianic…
By Sayandeb Chowdhury | | Tags: Football, globalism | Read More

Give me Bread

Published @ Modern Poetry in Translation
Translation of the Bengali poem Ruti Dao by Birendra Chattopadhyay…

Out of the closet: A ‘Kesariya’ Kejriwal

Published @ Deccan Herald
AAP is taking a turn towards Hindutva, but can this rebranding help it give the BJP a run for its money? AAP Rally. File Picture. PTI…
By Sayandeb Chowdhury | | Tags: AAP, Hindutva, Kejriwal | Read More

খাওয়া না-খাওয়ার পালা (Optics of Plenty and Geography of Hunger)

Published @ AnandaBazar Patrika
প্রবল দারিদ্রের মধ্যে দাঁড়িয়েও মধ্যবিত্ত ভোগ প্রদর্শনে অকুণ্ঠ ‘ট্রায়াঙ্গল অফ স্যাডনেস’ ছবির দৃশ্য…

ইমেজের স্বরূপ (Godard and the Liberation of the Image)

Published @ Desh Magazine
শিল্প-বিপ্লব, ফটোগ্রাফি, ইমেজের নতুন ধারণা। এবং গোদার।…

Playful, Poignant, Joyous and Melancholic

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Geeta in the shooting stills for Guru Dutt’s aborted Cinemascope film Gouri The her 50th death anniversary, it is a good time to recall Geeta Dutt’s prodigious talent which like a river, continues to flow on in our memories.
By Sayandeb Chowdhury | | Tags: Cinema, Homage, Music | Read More

The Ends of Tragedy

Published @ Critical Collective
Screenshot, Critical Collective Journal Mapping the tragic form from its classical understanding to the present, the author remarks on how late capitalism has resulted in the idea of tragedy gradually becoming alien in mainstream Hindi cinema. …