Archive for October, 2007

The Outrage economy

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Monica Ali has kept a dignified silence since the “controversy” surrounding the filming of the movie of her book “erupted” last year. She has now written a brilliant comeback to the criticisms she’s received, not forgetting Prince Charles’ cowardly boycot of the film premiere last month.
She is also critical of the Guardian’s agenda of bigging […]

The Legend of Bonbibi

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

In the Sundarbans, an archipelago of islands in the Bay of Bengal, legend has it that Bonbibi, ‘the lady of the forest’, was chosen by Allah to protect people who work in the mangrove forests against a greedy man-eating half Brahmin half tiger-demon called Dokkhin Rai, the King of the South.

One day, in a fit […]


Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Today is the 13th anniversay of the death of S M Sultan.
Sultan’s paintings may be sold at Sotheby’s in London today but for the people of rural Norail, the guru entered folk legend more than half a century ago. They tell us that animals were drawn to him, that he could converse with […]

Free Burma

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Join the growing list of international bloggers in a day of support for the brave people of Burma. Sign up here and just post one banner post on October 4, 2007 with the words “Free Burma!”.

Under the golmal, the serious golmal