The Solidarity of Lies

The first ethic in writing a newspaper article is, verifying the facts, upon which he will process his point of contention. As Pijush Sarkar in his poem Putuler Dyash says “chale kolomo bonduk hoya phutibe”. Although in a different context,  his words capture the deadening force of words. In an article by Mr. Pranpratim Pal in Uttar Banga Sambad, dated 4th of…

The Dotara-maker

A visit to this man is a reward in itself. Naren Roy, an instrument maker by profession, not a social worker or an activist but a man living in isolation with his passion, practicing it and perfecting the art of Dotara making through four decades. Visiting him in his village Kalirhaat,  was, as it seemed to me, a…