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

Confluence May 2019 Issue

Confluence May 2019 Issue

    23 May 2019

Confluence May 2019 issue(Click here to open the link) Editorially Speaking Dear readers, I write this editorial with mixed feelings. Firstly, I am very pleased to bring another issue of Confluence amidst many constraints upon us, the editors. This is something the entire publishing world is undergoing in the modern days, but our situation is

Confluence February 2019 issue

Confluence February 2019 issue

    22 Feb 2019

Confluence February 2019 issue Editorially Speaking Feb 2019 issue Dear readers, This issue is a special issue for us even though it was delayed for many reasons. We try very hard to release each issue on time and we thank all our writers who have sent their work on time. I am really pleased to