An Interview With Basil and Shirley Scott

Mathew Varghese, Director of TRACI, interviewing Basil and Shirley Scott in the Spring of 2017. Mathew: Do you have a rough idea when you began to get associated with TRACI? Basil: From the beginning… Bruce acquired this building. I can’t remember the exact day. The idea was to have a community of writers… these people […]

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On Capital Punishment

Last year around this time, triggered by an event organised to commemorate the execution of Afzal Guru, a raging debate on sedition, capital punishment and nationalism engulfed the whole of India. This year the death sentence given to Nirbhaya gangrape convicts is making headlines again. Given the gravity of the sentence and the complexity involved, […]

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A Lament at Christmas

In this season of Christmas, as decorations and celebrations crowd around us, I have been thinking about exiles a lot and the whole notion of celebration while in exile in a foreign land. This happened after I turned up in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi, within the precincts of its famous Central Market, where there is a […]

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