It’s too soon to forget this warm, charming novel about an underdog in big, lonely Mumbai

The first novel by Chandrahas Choudhury Arzee the Dwarf, following the great protagonist of the same name three feet and a half inches around Mumbai for a period of two weeks as he travels between hope and despair, deceit and disappointment.

The small size of Arzee was the cause of much anguish and self-pity throughout his adult life. The book opens with a battle hardened Arzee resolved to live differently from now on. “He offered less, took over, and was no longer clenched feet, but he threw himself into the dance.

Therefore, a new, stronger, less subject Arzee was born on the first page. Tired of his past misfortunes, Arzee says: “Remember, all fair and kind friends, when life is not fair.” This worldly cynicism is paired with great personal hope.

Phiroz, the head of the old Noor head of the historic theater where Arzee works, is about to retire, and he expects the position occupied. This promotion will allow you to pay off the accumulated debt game.

Perhaps most importantly, he will allow his mother to find him a wife, although Arzee still seems to have a broken heart with a lost love. Soon it will do “old Arzee”, which assures the readers.

Noor, it seems, is closing, and with it the current work also Arzee. Continue through the collector Deepak, seemingly without mercy, and unable to cope with his surprotective mother, Arzee walks the streets of Mumbai late at night, feeling sorry for himself.

The book is dotted with long monologues and decent Arzee. Funny, autodéraclant, touching and prudent, which indicates both loneliness and self-sufficiency.

In a city where nobody seems to be interested in others, Arzee can only speak. And he does it frequently, wallows in self-pity and lamenting the lack of human connection.

“They shared the work, shared space, time share, but they did not share confidentiality but it was like that in Bombay – .. Everyone was like that.” It even compares to Christ and suffering.

As the world begins to disintegrate around him, however, Arzee gradually discovers that, although he is shorter than everyone, he is not the only one with problems.

“Everyone has problems,” Deepak said. “Problems of problems,” refers to Phiroz. “Life is a procession of disorders,” says literary taxi driver Dashrath Tiwari.

Little by little, as the other characters live – and problems – proven – to Arzee and through the player – they become more and more interesting and complex.

Arzee discovers Phiroz a beautiful girl with her own secret that Phiroz had hidden all these years. The outer machismo Deepak proves to be a front for a different man inside.

Even Arzee’s own mother, who tries to hide her impending unemployment, turns out to be feeding on the biggest secret of all.

Little by little, as his life begins to unravel all the new information received, Arzee is bound to do not know what he thought about his own life, and begin to understand others and through them to himself.

This is a novel about the people who work behind the scenes. No one better embodies movies in this city than the projector whose task is to stay in the shade and keep the movie running, no matter what.

“The root cause of the projectionist, whether living or dying, was still that of the series. The show was not supposed to suffer, just as it is not supposed to be suffering children.”

GST woes: Theatre groups and performing artists in Mumbai are in despair

A tax on goods and services by 18% in the arts of the Indian scene sparked protests from artists and producers across the country, but artists in Maharashtra are particularly desperate.

Prior to the introduction of the GST on July 1, Indian classical music, dance and theater in Maharashtra were exempt from state entertainment tax of 25%.

However, all these forms of Indian arts are now under the GST network, with an 18% retention in tickets for shows at a price of more than Rs 250.

While this will greatly increase ticket prices, artists are particularly concerned about their personal tax obligations.

Under the GST, companies and service providers that pull a turnover of more than Rs 20 lakh should register and submit statements, but artists have to fear that they will now register under GST and drop multiple returns a month, even if They do not earn Rs 20 lakh a year.

In addition, like movie owners in Tamil Nadu, artists and art producers in Maharashtra are concerned that the state government imposed an additional entertainment tax beyond the GST.

“Maharashtra was a progressive condition in which the theater is not taxed unless foreign artists participated,” said Kaizaad Kotwal, founder of the bad theater company Box Productions. “Now the cost of art has increased, but the public was inclined to pay beyond a certain threshold?”

In Mumbai, where theater tickets and the arts generally cost between Rs 300 and 500 rupees, the 18% perception of GST tickets above Rs 250 would be a burden on the public, and a possible fall competitions would hurt the Artists and producers.

Arun Kakade, founder of the famed Awishkar Marathi theater group, has already signed a collective call for regional theater groups calling on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reconsider the 18% GST in the arts.

Meanwhile, Kakade says the groups have found a temporary solution to the problem. “We have all reduced the price of Rs 300 and below Rs 250, so we can avoid paying the GST until we receive a response from the Minister of Finance,” Kakde said.

“We hope, but if our request is rejected, we will find a way to shake it more.” According to Kunal Kapoor, director of the iconic Prithvi Theater in Mumbai, theater groups and artists will succeed only to survive in an industry. This is due to passion.

“The GST is very difficult for theater groups to start and survive,” he said. Life is likely to be even more difficult for artists who earn more than Rs 20 lakh annually. They will be charged with 18% GST and must file returns at least three times a month.

“As a theater owner, I will support an additional monthly expense to hire an accountant to file such statements,” said Kunal Kapoor. “Artists do not have the capacity for it, and even those who do not Rs 20 lakh per year may have to register under GST and drop zero returns, to show that they have not earned Rs 20 lakh.

Many artists still do not know if they should register under GST, but the theater group that uses e-commerce sites like BookMyShow to sell tickets online must register.

While theater groups and producers are struggling to understand the nuances of the GST, they also deal with the additional tax anxiety in entertainment.

‘Maybe it is time to change my son’s name’: The new reality of being Muslim in India

Saira does not call her son by her name when they are out of the house. “I prefer to use J, it does not sound like a Muslim,” said Saira, 40, a former colleague from whom I learned the first name in his application and whose Muslim identity has never been before an argument. “I’m afraid what I say, but it’s the truth.”

J always asked his mother the difference between him and his friends, who always told him there were none. They were all Indians under different names, he said.

This explanation, Saira, obviously worried, told me that it is weakening at once of prejudices and violence against Muslims unusual.

“I never thought there would be a day when I live in fear in my country,” Saira said. His 80-year-old father, who lives in a mostly Hindu area, told him he had never imagined living in these times.

“And this from a man who has witnessed partition riots,” he said. “I tell my house never to reveal his identity when traveling alone on a train.

Yes, it has come to this. Just before I spoke with Saira, I heard the strange but disturbing story of Nazmul Hassan, an Aligarh power plant engineer arrested by the police on 2 July after being found at a train station in a burqa.

The police interrogated him closely to determine if it was related to terrorism, but the truth has fallen, they seem to have been bad for him.

“When Hassan was turned over to GRP, he was crying and shivering and repeated that he was a simple man who has never done anything wrong,” said then-Superintendent of Police Rajesh Pandey, Times of India .

Hassan was in a burka because he was recently threatened by another passenger who accidentally falls by train. The man insulted his Islamic faith, and – accompanied by others – said that Hassan would be driven Aligarh.

“I read about the killing of Junaid [a Muslim teenager stabbed to death by Hindus in Haryana last month] on a train … there are some days,” Hassan said. “I was afraid for my life after the threat.”

Fear of Hassan submerged facts: Muslim women, especially burkas and hijab often feel threatened, the feeling that has been known in recent years.

Last year, two women from the Muslim village Madhya Pradesh – not burkas – were beaten and slapped for the first time by vacheurs and later by a mob that had gathered, suspected of being beef.

It was found that meat to be a buffalo – called sabzi or vegetable, in local jargon, a euphemism that betrays fear of any kind of meat – but none of this would have been important.

Police, of course, women arrested because they were not allowed to sell meat under a national animal conservation law, but has not stopped those who beat them and abused it by saying “no one complained.”

For northern India, as many stories have revealed, Hindu groups mobilize through cities, running like angry bees to threaten or attack Muslims who believe they have acted or need to show them their place.

Sometimes other minorities like Dalits and Christians are also objective. Dals Gau Rakshak, welfare organizations, cows roam the roads, control vehicles – often with police support – that carry livestock.

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We’re running out of water. Read these books whose stories flow around it

In his beloved poem, the Filipino poet Conchitina Cruz said: “Think of the rest of the water and rises in the streets, it is a shame that the water that floods the houses, dark and dirty and heavy and rat leaves and Plastic. The way the water should be ashamed to have done so. ”

In these books throughout the subcontinent, he speaks of water, protests, rejoices and weeps. In our times, these books, through poetry, graphic novels, nonfiction and fiction, explored a variety of topics – from the maritime history of India to the modernization of threats to small fishermen and Water in the cities with simple pleasures and disappearing from rain bodies and water.

Growing up on the banks of the Ganges River, Jha has always been attracted to water and marine life. Hour living in the district of Bihar Madhubani, Jha has dedicated to see women practice the traditional art of Madhubani, which has been made with sticks and brushes and pigments and natural dyes.

Using geometric patterns, aesthetically pleasing artistic form, Jha created the graphic novel, Waterlife. As a new father, he used blue, green and orange in his drawings of the underwater world to express a deeply felt happiness. Some of the illustrations in the book can be seen in the brain Harvests, where Maria Popova called one of the best books she has ever seen in her life.

When Sengupta moved from Mumbai to Bangalore, he would be driving around town, going round and round, as if he were looking for something. I realized recently when I returned to Bombay I was looking for water at all of these endless night drives.

His first collection of poems is obsessed with water – the sea and rain in his hometown. In the poem headline, she writes: “On the outside, relentless fall – can make people angry.” Some poems from the collection that won the young writer Muse India prices can be read here and here.

Subramanien follows the culture of fishing along the coast of India to reveal stories, folklore and traditions – as a remedy against asthma consisting in swallowing a live fish, the rivalry between the East and West Bengal River, whose Best fish Hilsa spicy Karimeen fish served with punch to encourage customers to drink more and more.

This history of cooking and local customs is accompanied by comments on overfishing by trawlers away from traditional small fishermen. Poems from nine poems about rivers in India have been collected in this anthology by the poet and critic K Satchidanandan.

The book opens with a water edge of the Rigveda. The collection is named after a poem by Rabindranath Tagore, which celebrates the scenes of rural life in Bengal along a river.

The poems vary widely in tone, Mamang Dai – who points out that “in the small villages of the river / we all want to walk with the gods” – to Amrita Pritam – who said: “River water / Ganges vodka / Stretching relationship Journey of my thirst. “Of many languages, the anthology is a diverse party of rivers in India.

The protagonist of the graphic novel by Sarnath Banerjee is a plumber who for a long time, due to the scarcity of water delivered in New Delhi, is used to drill the center of the earth in search of the mythical river Saraswati and lost which is believed That the source of water, is the only solution to the crisis.

Satire is a humorous criticism of the human tendency to take natural resources into account. Delhi class wars taking place in the background while continuing the search for Saraswati.

Map of South Kashmir: Tral is ground zero for the new militancy

This is the only headstone with English letters: “Shaheed Muhammad Burhan ud Din Wani.” Died at the age of 22, the tablet tells Bemdoora, kokernag July 8, 2016.

He was the son of Muzafar Wani. He had lived in Shareef Abad Tral. He is buried in the town of Tral, a few kilometers from his house. Tral is a green area of the Pulwama district in southern Kashmir, with orchards leading to wooded hills and glassy streams.

It is here that the earliest tales Hizbul commander Mujahideen of Burhan Wani emerged. The way he was off with his older brother, Khalid, one day the security forces stopped and were beaten.

How he had been promised to fight the Indian army and then went home at age 15. How, five years later, Khalid had started with biryani to meet his brother in the woods, only to be killed. The army said it was a field worker from a radical group.

Last year, as news of the meeting that killed Burhan has spread in the valley, a multitude of remote towns and villages rushed to Tral for his funeral. For the new militancy in Kashmir Tral is zero ground.

In the rain one afternoon in June, the city of Tral like any other South Kashmir. This is the month Ramzan kept fasting and daily rhythms are slower.

The old men kneel in the tents while the women are sailing in the inspection of the goods. The shops along the alleys of the market sell everything from crispy chicken to water pipes with burkas.

Tral is vigilant. Newcomers to the main bus stand are properly considered and there are few people on the market. But all the other buildings of the school of the daughter of the Government to the water tank, affirm that it is “the city of Burhanz”. Almost a year after the death of the Hizbul commander, the graffiti were erased more steps, but the letters are still discernible.

Few people in the market talk to strangers. But Bilal Ahmed, a gay and ugly man who owns a store selling carpet and cushions and sunglasses as a journalist, asks clients questions.

Burhan Wani is more than a name in this city, almost everyone has personal relationships with him or family. His father, Muzafar Wani, is very popular. “Burhan’s father was in the city, he was a teacher at the primary school tral,” said Ahmed.

In a house near the market, one of the classmates Burhan Wani remembers a ‘Sharif (decent) boy who had no inclination for activism.

“When we learned that we had taken up arms, we were surprised that it was not,” he said. “The day before, he was preparing for his exams, but he did not write them.”

On the day of the Burhan burial, the city welcomed the rest of the valley. “For all the people who passed, we fed ourselves – water, bananas, everything we had at home,” Ahmed said.

A businessman who had just obtained a batch of products has been fed back to visitors. Hundreds of thousands of people attended the Eidgah service that day, according to Ahmed. The road to Eidgah near the market to the main bus station was closed.

“The security forces were intelligent, they had no place in the market,” Ahmed said. “It’s always the norm. Every time something happens, they have troops deployed to the bus station and near the camp [at the point of entry into the city], but not entering the market or elsewhere.”