Articles by: Shamayita Sen

A Tale of Three Viruses: Corona, Stupidity and Privilege

A Tale of Three Viruses: Corona, Stupidity and Privilege

Waking up from sleep has usually been a refreshing exercise. Like, returning home after a hard day of work. But, not anymore. While we do not celebrate the little pleasures that life brings, it is only when bliss gives us a miss, that we begin to take note of how the quotidian is more than just routine. When the second[Read More…]

by 20/04/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Politics of the Plate: An account of Adivasi Culinary Aesthetic in Rural Southwest Bengal

Politics of the Plate: An account of Adivasi Culinary Aesthetic in Rural Southwest Bengal

My encounter with tribal cuisine has been rather fresh. Till very recently, not only was I unaware of the enviable variety of the tribal palate, its nutritional value and ecological ethos too were beyond my comprehension. It should be made clear in the offing that my tryst with tribal gastronomy is limited to my area of field study in Southwest[Read More…]

by 19/01/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Politics At The Eye Of The Cyclone: Collision/Coalition?

Politics At The Eye Of The Cyclone: Collision/Coalition?

I live in North Kolkata, West Bengal. I stand witness to the damaging consequences of Amphan, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal.  Till the afternoon of May 20th, there were heavy showers and sporadic gusts of wind in the northern part of Kolkata. The intensity of the wind increased steadily and so did the rain. By[Read More…]

by 22/05/2020 Comments are Disabled India
“Chemical Shower, Bareilly, Covid 19’ by DeepankarGohain

The Government For The Fittest

Co-Written by Shamayita Sen and Debabrota Basu On 14th April 2020 Indian Prime Minister (PM) announced the extension of the lockdown conceived to stall the spread of COVID-19 pandemic till May 3rd. The ‘shock lockdown’ which took effect from March 24th is evidently an ill-conceived and ill-executed strategy to confront the pandemic. While the percentage of casualty is steadily rising, the lockdown[Read More…]

by 15/04/2020 Comments are Disabled India