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Away From The Public Eye, Thousands Of Prison Deaths Every Year

Prison conditions remain underreported while thousands die in prisons every year. A Groundxero report.   Lack of information about prison conditions   Prison conditions are a rarely reported subject in the mainstream media in India, even though thousands of inmates die in prison every year and the prison population is increasing every year as per […]


The People’s Winter of Kolkata: Film Screenings, and more

Three cultural events, the figure of the “people,” and the Kolkata winter. In this second of a two-part article, Abhishek Bhattacharyya writes about a film collective, their annual festival, and other activities in town. The first part of the article, on a little magazine fair and a literary festival, can be read here.      In the […]


The People’s Winter of Kolkata: Little Magazines and Literature Festivals

Three cultural events, the figure of the “people,” and the Kolkata winter. In this first of a two-part article, Abhishek Bhattacharyya writes about a little magazine fair and a literature festival, to be followed by another piece on a film festival.      We were standing in a group and chatting in College Square. It was […]


The Revolutionary Writers Association and Environmental Writing in Contemporary India: In Conversation with Telugu Writer and Activist, P. Varalakshmi

P. Varalakshmi has served as Secretary of the Telugu Revolutionary Writers Association, VIRASAM, which was founded in 1970, from 2012 to 2018. On a visit to Kolkata for the People’s Literary Festival organised by the Bastar Solidarity Network (15-16 February), she sat down for a conversation with Abhishek Bhattacharyya before the second day’s sessions began. […]