Two Indias, Two Novels: Kunal Basu’s ‘In an Ideal World’ and Saikat Majumdar’s ‘The Middle Finger’

By Ananya Dutta Gupta
Kunal Basu and Saikat Majumdar both turn their spotlight on the Janus that is India today. Riven, fractious, schizophrenic, this India is a site for desperately competing utopian fantasies in desperate denial of the dystopia looming in the wings of history. 

War and Pandemic: Corona and its “Spectres”

By Ananya Dutta Gupta
Not only national and global leaders speaking on electronic media and social network but also common citizens conversing at the dinner table have been drawing an analogy between the pandemic and war in terms of the nature and scale of the campaign of prevention, treatment and cure.