Author: Parthanil Roy

2034: A Futuristic Play Involving Magic and Dystopia

A few months ago, I Went to watch "2034", an excellent play (in Bengali) by Kalyani Mukhosh at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, one of the best theatre...

Parenting in an Age of Unreason

There was a time when India’s history and social science official texts though burdened with a slew of dates and events in a top down linear narrative nevertheless celebrated the reality of the evolution of a rich and diverse civilizational ethos. Today, the corrosive power of exclusion and hate runs deep: eleven days ago, April 14, reports of a deeply-disturbing incident caused concern on social media but was met with a deafening silence by India’s political class: an 11-year-old boy was allegedly thrashed and stripped simply to pressurise him into “chanting religious slogans” in Madhya Pradesh's Indore. That is how deep of hate flows now in India’s veins