Author Archives: Keya

Women now

07 Jul 15

A fiery book has been released by an author, Saikat Majumdar who teaches in USA and who had once written for ‘Akash Patra’ our e-zine.
The book of fiction is about a ten year old with a mother who acts in Theatre in Bengal.
I remember years back when I was an undergrad and there was a talented lady in the family who was an excellent actor. While being celebrated outside the family, within it, invectives and insults were thrown at her. But she stuck to her acting at great personal cost.
I wonder what turned the tide, when have women been given the freedom to follow her dreams? Or is it cosmetic freedom still? Anyone out there who can help me understand?

Books and other passions

24 Jun 15
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When Bryan and I first made our site active we had what we called the ‘Akash Patra’. Literally meaning letters by the sky. It was pretty effective. The editor was Shekher Das, now a well known film-maker. We got incredible response. People wrote in from all corners of the world. But we had to stop as Shekher got busy with his films and the rest of us just had no time.

So, here’s to reviving it as a blog, with Bryan’s wife Alison as the webmaster now.

I want to speak of Amitav Gosh’s last trilogy which was just published. But who cares of what I wish to speak on. Let’s listen to those out there. What do you want to speak about?


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