Monthly Archives: April 2021

  1. THE STORY OF A MUMBAI MILL
    11
    Apr

    THE STORY OF A MUMBAI MILL

    For Datta Iswalkar (1949-2021) It was the talk of the townTill they closed it downThe simple reason was, when all had their fillThey terminated the New Great Cotton Mill So what is the problem – you will sayThe way of the world – you will say The workers were not paid their gratuityThey wanted their dues, not your sympathyInstead they had to rely on their wivesThe others, generally speaking, lost their lives Memory is life, and life is strife – you will sayAll this has happened to othe[...]
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  2. बुद्ध और ईश्वर साथ-साथ नहीं रह सकते : राहुल सांकृत्यायन
    09
    Apr

    बुद्ध और ईश्वर साथ-साथ नहीं रह सकते : राहुल सांकृत्यायन

    राहुल सांकृत्यायन की आज 128वीं जयंती है। उन्हें याद करते हैं तो याद आते हैं उनके कथन, उनकी सीख कि “तुम अगर पृथ्वी पर स्वर्ग बना दो तो आकाश का स्वर्ग, ख़ुद ब ख़ुद, ढह जाएगा।” हिंदी के प्रख्यात जनक[...]
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  3. Moscow 1921: Days and Nights at Hotel Lux
    05
    Apr

    Moscow 1921: Days and Nights at Hotel Lux

    In late December 1920, members of the émigré CPI formed in Tashkent travelled by a slow train to Moscow. It was a luxurious journey. Despite the civil war induced scarcity heating was provided along with comfortable blankets, sheets and pillows. On the way, they talked about socialism and argued over politics in India. In Moscow, the former Muhajir students, Abdul Majid and Shaukat Usmsani, along with A.Q. Khan, an undercover British agent (and a great favourite of the Roy family) stayed at Ho[...]
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