Rio Olympics: The destinies linked to gymnast Dipa Karmakar

Olympic gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s tryst with destiny is linked to the stories of other heroes, including her coach and father figure Bishweshwar Nandi. Author Roopa Pai traces their journey to Rio.

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RIP Mahasweta Devi, a combative humanist

Mahashweta Devi’s biggest turnaround came with the Bengali intelligentsia questioning the lack of detail in her iconic Hazaar Chaurasi Ma (Hajar Churashir Maa), sending her into rural Bengal to understand their stories. MONOJIT LAHIRI chronicles the life and times of writer-activist Mahasweta Devi (1920-2016), a tireless crusader who moved from sight to memory.

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