Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Stool Pigeon


    Norman Mailer’s novel The Naked and the Dead describes what happens to a frightened American soldier running away from a battle with the Japanese (during World War II) in an island in the South Pacific. It seems he … Continue reading

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When Nupur Got a Lesson in Swimming from Bablu


When my kid brother was born in 1941, a distantly-related granny named him as Nupur, meaning anklet. The family objected to that seemingly effeminate name, when the granny in her sweetly reedy voice said that the dah’ling is harir payer … Continue reading

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Whe Samir Got Bablu Erolled In A School


  This blog has nothing to do with the book of poems by Judith Goldman. I thought the title, and on a whim net-checked, and then felt too lazy to change. So there it is. Actually, this post is about … Continue reading

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