8 Short Street

by  Malavika Karlekar

The tablecloth in Paula Sengupta’s installation, No.8, Shorts Bazaar/ #8 Short Street?, may be the same as the one in the sepia-toned photograph of the 1940’s. A better metaphor for the upper-middle class Brahmo family could hardly have been chosen by the artist than this fine example of Broderie Anglaise,

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House on the Borderlands

by  Deeksha Nath

Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience. It is the unhealable rift between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be surmounted ... The achievements of exile are permanently undermined by the loss of something

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