No Mean Feat

No Mean Feat

    11 Jan 2020

by Girija Shettar To watch British-Indian dancer Subhash Viman Gorania perform is, in one word, exciting. It was while scouring YouTube for spiritually uplifting performers to write about that I discovered Subhash’s stunning dance film Immersion, which showcases a mixture of contemporary and Indian classical dance skills. A physically beautiful dancer, Subhash’s movements are sharp as

Confluence is now 17 years old!

Confluence is now 17 years old!

    08 Aug 2017

Confluence August 2017 issue I am truly delighted to share our latest and the fifteenth-year publication of Confluence magazine with all our readers and writers. Signifying this important milestone, we decided to go for a bumper issue and accommodate all the submissions from our contributors who have been the pillars of this independent magazine so

Tagore International Literature and Arts Festival-Bhopal: Vishwarang-2019

Tagore International Literature and Arts Festival-Bhopal: Vishwarang-2019

    06 Dec 2019

I feel privileged to be invited to attend the first of its kind, not only in India but in Asia, the Tagore International Literature and Arts Festival named Vishwarang from 4 to 10 November 2019 at Bhopal, known as the city of lakes. Organized by the Rabindranath Tagore University and the AISECT Group of Universities, Vishwa Rang-2019

Confluence November 2019 issue

Confluence November 2019 issue

    14 Nov 2019

 Confluence November 2019 final

Film Review: Ranjan Ghosh’s Ahaa Re (The Two Lovers, 2019)

Film Review: Ranjan Ghosh’s Ahaa Re (The Two Lovers, 2019)

    27 Sep 2019

By LALIT MOHAN JOSHI India’s new generation filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh, seems to have arrived with his third Bengali feature ‘Ahaa Re’ (The Two Lovers, 2019), an unusual love story that revolves around food as a unifier. The title is a wacky play of the Sanskrit/Hindi/Bengali word ‘Ahaar’ meaning food. The film has been continuously doing

Book Review: A Pakistani Perspective on the Partition of the Punjab

Book Review: A Pakistani Perspective on the Partition of the Punjab

    04 Sep 2019

by Reginald Massey Over the past seven decades many books have been written about the creation of Pakistan, the independence of India and the traumas of Partition. The tragedies of the pillage, the massacres, the rapes and the movement of vast populations uprooted from their homes and hearths has been well documented. Unfortunately very often

Book review: Logathasan Tharmathurai’s ‘The Sadness of Geography: My Life as a Tamil Exile’                                                 

Book review: Logathasan Tharmathurai’s ‘The Sadness of Geography: My Life as a Tamil Exile’                                                 

    27 Aug 2019

  Reviewed by Charles Sarvan Dundurn Publishers, Toronto, 2019 Exile, whether temporary or permanent; voluntary or enforced, is as old as human history. ‘Sadness of Geography’ (more memoir than autobiography) begins with what may be seen as the end of a journey: the memoirist arriving in Montreal and declaring that he’s a Tamil in need

DELIVERING BREXIT

DELIVERING BREXIT

    08 Aug 2019

By Shanta Acharya The newly elected leader of the Conservative party and Prime Minister of the UK, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, has pledged to leave the European Union on 31 October 2019, ‘do or die’, if a free trade agreement cannot be reached by then. The ‘Withdrawal Agreement’ Theresa May, his predecessor, brokered was

Confluence August 2019 Issue

Confluence August 2019 Issue

    05 Aug 2019

Confluence August 2019 Issue

Girish Karnad: India’s Theatre and Film Icon

Girish Karnad: India’s Theatre and Film Icon

    14 Jul 2019

  By LALIT MOHAN JOSHI  Friends of Girish Karnad in London congregated recently at the Nehru Centre to celebrate his life in theatre and cinema. It was precisely the place which he had headed as the Minister for Culture, Indian High Commission and the Director, Nehru Centre from 2000 to 2003. The event was organised jointly by