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The story of three young boys and a shootout at Writer’s building

By   /  December 12, 2008  /  Uncategorized  /  13 Comments

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8 Dec 1930. Calcutta Writer’s building, the administrative powerhouse of Bengal, was abuzz with daily activities. As usual there were a lot of people- British Officers, Gentry, Bengali gentlemen and clerks and the day looked like just any other day. One could hardly imagine on such an ordinary day that something extraordinary was just about […]

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Waiting for Khudiram – 100 years

By   /  August 10, 2008  /  History, India  /  12 Comments

“One & half years from now I shall be born in the aunt’s hut if you tend to forget me then O mother! Look at my neck for the hangman’s halter.” (Ek baar bidaai deo maa, ghure aashhi…) 100 years ago on 11th August, 1908, a young boy of 19 years of age went to […]

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