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Outrage against an insensitive meme on the Nirbhaya Rape Case

Yesterday, a rather insensitive meme on the Nirbhaya Rape case was widely circulated and criticised for its content on social media. A dank meme page on Facebook, Designated Shitting Memes 6.0, published a meme which made fun of the victim of the 2012 gang rape case in Delhi, which shook the nation.     On the 12th of December, 2012, a medical college student was gang raped and physically tortured in the capital by four men. The incident sparked a major unrest in the country and abroad, where citizens came…

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Union Budget 2017 in a nutshell Featured Politics 

Union Budget 2017 in a nutshell : Things you need to know

The Union Budget 2017 in a nutshell Amidst a lot of cynicism, and doubts involved about the halting economic progress since the Prime Minister slashed 86% of the Indian currency in one go, finance minister, Arun Jaitley presented the Union budget 2017. Based on extensive research and investigation, the 2017 Union budget was one which tackled the most bothering issues of the Indian economy, along with taking a huge step to marginalize corruption – with development and progress not left behind. The demonetisation scheme which the Indian government refashioned in…

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Kolkata Literature Festival Culture Literature Society 

Kolkata Literature Festival 2017 : Things to look forward to

The International Kolkata book fair is one of the most anticipated fairs in this nation, as it stands proudly as the largest non-trade book fair in the world, the largest book fair in Asia and boasting of a record number of visitors every year. This year won’t be any different. Like the metaphors in a poem, a literary meet in a bookfair adds to the charm of the event. The Kolkata Literature Festival, KLF, promises to make your visit to Milan Mela all the more worthwhile. The Kolkata Literature Festival…

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Natak Company Culture Featured 

A Quick Word About The Natak Company

A group of individuals passionate about theatre, took the tough road ahead and decided to dedicate their time and talent in building a group which would perform plays which are honest and different and appealing to both the masses and the eclectics. Seven years later, Natak Company stands tall as one of the best theatre troupes in the country, even with an average age of a paltry 25 years. Their fuel being their unwavering passion. The happiness that they find from their work being the additional push. Natak Company was…

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A History of Butchers Culture Literature 

10 Reasons to watch M.A.D’s “A History of Butchers”

An attempted transcreation of Albert Camus’ “The Just Assassins” had its premiere on the 30th of July at Gyan Manch. Mad About Drama’s play ” A History of Butchers ” is set to perform again on the 3rd of February at the same venue as a part of The National Theatre Exchange Chapter-2. The audience members from the last two productions of this show simply couldn’t stop raving about this play, and the evening of the third offers nothing different. Read :- A HIstory of Butchers : A timeless narrative A…

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With Love Calcutta Culture Literature Society 

With Love Calcutta at the National Theatre Exchange

Right from the build-up stages of the event, my enthusiasm and excitement for this project has not been a secret, sparkling everywhere through my posts, or my articles. And now that it is over, I feel hunted by the spirit of nostalgia, and the reminiscence of the suspense, the work load, and the deadlines! Most of my acquaintances and friends who were promised a nice time at the Theatre Exchange were not left disappointed. Till this day, my whatsapp and facebook message inboxes are being flooded with Thank You notes,…

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Dramatically Correct Culture Featured Society 

Dramatically Correct ‘s ‘Persistence of Memory’

The integration of rape culture in our system is a fact that is not relatively unknown, but rather one, that is deliberately avoided. The effects of which has been pervasive, and entrenching in our society, consequently, giving rise to an apparatus that boosts criminal instincts, and fosters its perpetrators. Dramatically Correct ‘s ‘Persistence of Memory’ raises some serious issues on the ingrained notions of our society, the blatant hypocrisy, and finally, the moral decadence of an already failing educated class. 9th of November will be a memorable evening for me….

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The New Mocambo in Town : 10, Downing Street

Just a month after the infamous and scandalous Mocambo-fiasco, another restaurant in the posh IT-hub of Kolkata, allegedly did something on the same lines. A month ago, Mocambo, a famous eatery in Central Kolkata refused an entry to the driver of a lady, on the account of his “dirty clothes”. In the midst of an huge uproar against the unfair ‘classist’ policies of a top restaurant in Kolkata, 10, Downing Street, a relatively new restaurant in East Kolkata takes it to another level in this festive season. On the sixth…

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Culture Featured Movies Open Forum Society 

DC Movies v Critics v Audience: Spawn Of Hype

The DC universe has gifted the world some of America’s most iconic superheroes. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the first cinematic venture to feature Batman and Superman along with Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. The plot drove some of its elements from Frank Miller’s iconic graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns, as well as the “Death Of Superman” story arc but overall followed an original premise deviating from aspects of its source material. It reincarnated Batman differently from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. The approach of…

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In a conversation with Atheists hunted by religion

Their countries are different, and so is their religion. However, both of them had to flee their country for raising their voice against fraudulent beliefs. Sanal Edamaruku of India (now in Finland) and Asif Mohiuddin of Bangladesh (in Germany at present), has a similar story to tell about religion, fraudulent beliefs, god-men and denied support from their respective countries due to sheer vote-bank politics. Sanal Edamaruku is an Indian author and rationalist. He is the founder-president and editor of rationalist international, the President of the Indian Rationalist Association and the…

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