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7:45am

Wed February 13, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 2/13

The Kolkata Book Fair isn't what it used to be

Kolkata Book Fair
Sandip Roy

Ploughing through aisles and aisles of books selling guides to cracking management exams and microwave cookery, Sandip Roy wonders if he's been fooled by all these lines into believing in a city that is still enamored of actually reading...

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7:30am

Wed January 30, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/30

The Greatest Literary Show on Earth!

Jaipur Literary Festival

What happens when a few hundred thousand people from around the world throng into an old palace in Rajasthan on a wintry January morning?  Welcome to the Jaipur Literature Festival.

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7:45am

Wed January 9, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/9

From New Delhi to Steubenville

Protest in New York
Charlotte Cooper Socialist Worker.org

Is the brutal gang rape of a 23 year-old woman in New Delhi last December the tipping point for women's rights in India? What about in Steubenville, Ohio?

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7:45am

Wed December 26, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata for 12/26

Christmas in Kolkata

Santas in bags
Sandip Roy

Christmas is serious business in Kolkata, India. From the turkey dinners to the mass consumption, in some ways it's not all that different from America.

Shubho Borodin everyone!

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7:35am

Wed December 12, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata 12/12

From Kolkata with love: a Chinese Nobel laureate's Kolkata connection

Mo Yan
Naveen Kishore Seagull Books

Dispatches from Kolkata for Dec. 12, 2012

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