ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

AM The Bengalis in West Bengal cannot quite envisage what the future holds for them; they have also lost the confidence to proffer that they will build their own future. They, therefore, either take recourse to exercises in nostalgia, such as were witnessed a couple of years ago centring around the tricentenary celebrations of Job Charnock's Calcutta, or indulge in frivolities such as over the Bengali calendar entering a new century or West Bengal being given a new name. All such indulgences are escapes from reality.

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