Antara Dev Sen

Letters to Editor

Letters to Editor

Antara Dev Sen

The politics of hurt sentiments

Is censorship good? Wait, dear reader, do not recoil in horror. Think about it. Of course not, you say? Well then why is it necessary to have a film censor board in this day and age?

Democracy of disgust

The personal is political. And the political is personal too. Only the incurably innocent or doggedly somnambulant would refuse to recognise this.

When William Blake published his The Tyger in 1794, he carefully replaced the usual “i” of “Tiger” with a “y” in order to suggest the extraordinariness of the apocalyptic beast.

Official visits by heads of state or government are like vital surgical operations — if you come out of the operation theatre alive and are back in your room, it is deemed a success.