Atanu Dey On India's Development

January 27, 2009
by Atanu Dey
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SDM

From a review of the movie Slumdog Millionaire by Dennis Lim in Slate: A slippery and self-conscious concoction, Slumdog has it both ways. It makes a show of being anchored in a real-world social context, then asks to be read … Continue reading

January 15, 2009
by Atanu Dey
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Mera Naam Raju

Worth recalling from that Hindi song: kaviraj kahey na yeh taaj rahey na yeh raaj rahey na yeh raaj gharana preet aur preet kay geet rahey kabhi loot saka na koi yeh khajana mera naam raju gharana aanaam behti hai … Continue reading

January 15, 2009
by Atanu Dey
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MCP Sighting

An Air India ad: “If you fly with us, your wife flies free.” Seen today on a huge billboard on the road from Pune to Mumbai. The generous explanation is that Air India perhaps does not know that everyone does … Continue reading

January 15, 2009
by Atanu Dey
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Draft Arun Shourie?

Gaurav Srivastava wants Shri Arun Shourie to be the BJP’s candidate for prime minister. He believes that the core constituency of BJP — the urban middle-class voters — are not particularly impressed with Shri Advani. It would be good if … Continue reading