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Paris: An Immortal Memory

By Jagari Mukherjee
I wanted to see the city which has been immortalized by poets and artists. I wanted to see the city which had formed the backdrop in works like Alexandre Dumas’ Camille, Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, and Sartre’s The Age of Reason, amongst others. I had watched and loved movies like Moulin Rouge (based on Camille) and Gigi (based on Colette’s novelette). As for me, my painting of Paris will be a work of Impressionism rather than Realism as I attempt to recapture its essence mainly through the perfumed mists of memory.

Paris Attacks: The sorrowful night of 13 November, 2015

By Shahzaman Haque
Paris was considered the capital of the Orientalist world in the first half of the nineteenth century. Many had left it to head for Asia and the Middle East with an unquenched thirst for knowledge and passion. I wish we had the same flow of a rich cultural exchange between these two civilizations, instead of a fuzzy engagement in an endless war against terror.

The Business of Tragedies

By Raj Shekhar Sen
But justice and dignity are still exclusive. Only a certain genetic predisposition has acquired the rights to them. But do not fear, for everything else there’s Mastercard.