About Sutirtho Patranobis

Short, fat, nasty and approaching soft middle age. Pretentious, some say. Philistine, others add. A reporter who shamelessly used HT’s resources to travel to places like Kashmir, Gujarat, West Bengal, UP, Assam, Manipur, Chhattisgarh and Afghanistan to allegedly report on non-issues like elections and insurgencies. As busy as a lotus eater in an apartment with a sea-view in Colombo for some three years now.

The makeshift auditorium at the Indian Cultural Centre was packed and nobody seemed to mind that the noisy ceiling fans failed to blow away the stickiest humidity inside. The audience remained glued to the screen as Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s ‘Naalu Pennugal’ (Four Women) played. [Read more]

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The controversial leadership training programme for university entrants is on full swing in spite of dissenting views and opinions. [Read more]

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The event happened 30 years ago but for many who witnessed it, the memory is still raw. [Read more]

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In 1992, days after the Babri masjid was demolished, a temporary military camp was set up in my college, St Xavier’s, Kolkata. It was done so that army personnel could be swiftly deployed in neighbouring areas in case riots broke out. [Read more]

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Last week I wrote about Tagore’s influence on Sri Lankan, specifically Sinhalese, cultural renaissance. And much has been written about this past month on how Tagore’s Lankan disciples created a unique Sinhala music in the 1940s and later. [Read more]

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