Amit Sengupta

Post date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:22

One hundred years after the October revolution, will the young India dare to fight the rise of fascism

Amit Sengupta

Post date: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 15:04

In David Lean’s classic, Lawrence of Arabia, which I saw last week for the first time ever, you can see the classic long distance, high altitude desert landscapes

Post date: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 13:21

Wrote a hunger striker in JNU, who is still going strong on the 10th day as I write this, a simple Facebook post: “Water is the elixir of life.” He would know, because he has survived just on water for the last ten days in this heat which walks on the streets like sleeping snakes.  And this is water from an earthen pot with the smell of the earth and the scorching season of summer of the Hindi heartland. And, yet, he is quiet, like a poet, and he smiles, like a tree.

Post date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 18:43

Seasons arrive and leave like music. They leave soundlessly, like mother’s footsteps and the sound of her bangles, like music. An ode to joy, sometimes – Beethoven’s unheard symphony. Sometimes, an ode to the hard labour of the poorest and the peasants, celebrating, with Salil Chaudhary. And yet, there is an ache in some part of the body and soul. Perhaps in the inner-most recesses of the skin. Eyes. Fingers. Eyelashes. I grow old, I grow old. I wear my trousers rolled, as TS Eliot would say.

Post date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 13:48

Death is an unceasing narrative.

Post date: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 13:31

Predictably, despite all the hype, the Sunday ‘Singh garjana’ cut a jarring, bad record.

Post date: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 13:34

Even as this uncivilized creature of barbarism unleashed has yet again vitiated the atmosphere in India with his crude, crass and dehumanized language and conduct, and even as his shameless fascist

Post date: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 13:34

Activist Teesta Setalvad, who runs Citizens for Justice and Peace in Mumbai, sent an SOS asking why the  media in Delhi is not covering the Zakia Jafri petition’s arguments, which nails Narend

Post date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 15:10

Recently, legendary adivasi activist Dayamani Barla was jailed because she was protesting along with locals against village land being usurped.

Post date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 15:58

As I write this one day after Holi, April has almost arrived, but it might not really be the cruellest month, as the poem goes. The cracked lips of May might actually scorch the eyes, and fingers, and the soul, with its hot desert winds. Winter has gone, but there is still the fading, fleeting, familiar nip in the air, as the North Mountain Wind caresses the rough cotton of my long baggy white cotton shirt, and becomes longing and desire, leaving nothing but the coolness of the wind, like the smell of wet jasmine.

Post date: Monday, March 4, 2013 - 15:30

Narendrabhai has Arjuna-like clarity of vision. Narendrabhai literally is the lord of men, a leader among leaders and the king among kings. Let me attempt to paint another picture: October 2, 1869, Porbandar, Gujarat — the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the father of the nation; October 31, 1875, Nariyal, Gujarat — the birth of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s man of steel; December 28, 1932, Chorwad, Gujarat — the birth of Dhirubhai Ambani, India’s greatest entrepreneur; and September 17, 1950, Vadnagar, Gujarat — the birth of Narendra Modi.

Post date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 18:33

It’s like The Tao of Cricket, another of his best-selling books; now, it tells a twisted IPL tale of how cricket has been turned into an obscenely cash-rich magic potion, like much of ‘mainstream’ hedonism in current times
Amit Sengupta Delhi