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Jug Suraiya

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India should start a `Boycott Pakistan’ campaign

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Jug Suraiya Cricket fans in India are celebrating their team’s decisive victory over Pakistan in the ongoing World Cup tourney. However, the point remains as to whether Pakistan – which increasingly is being identified by a growing number of countries, includi... More »

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Postcards from the edge of two different ideologies

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Jug Suraiya In an ongoing saga which might well be described by using a pastiche of James M Cain’s noir novel, The Postman Always Brings Twice, Kolkata, which recently witnessed an epic battle of the ballot box has now become an arena for a battle of the mailb... More »

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Portrait of a superstar as a modest young amateur actor

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Jug Suraiya It happened many years ago, in what was then called Calcutta, where i lived. The city had a vibrant theatre culture, with groups of actors, both professional and amateur, staging plays in Bengali, Hindi and English. An English-language group called... More »

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Getting star-struck by communication satellites

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Jug Suraiya Schoolchildren in the not-too-distant future might soon be reciting a new, space-age variant of the old nursery rhyme: Twinkle, twinkle, satellite,/Up above, you’re a blight./Thanks to you, try as we might,/We can’t tell day from lit-up night. Such... More »