Thursday, November 15, 2007

Back from Nandigram

Sorry for no posts for a few days. I'm in Kolkata -- spent the last few days covering the stuff happening in Nandigram. Back in Delhi in a day or two, so posts continue then. It's been a life-changing few days in rural Bengal, I'll tell you that. Peace.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

Whats a defence journalist doing covering a political issue?

InValid said...

Hi Shiv, I too have the same question in my mind.

Then, I thought that Shiv would have gone there to learn about the tactics deployed by the people over there.

sniperz11 said...

Nandigram ceased to be a political issue the moment the CPI(M) fellows got out their automatic rifles and pistols.

Murmur said...

I agree with sniperz11, but only initially. Even though the automatic rifles and pistols do prevent it from being read merely as a political issue, the relationship between just a bunch of people existing without organization and the subsequent constitution of what can be called the 'political arena' lie a lot of weapons. The Nandigram event just removed the barriers between the political space and the space of violence, a barrier that both the politicians and the defence people love to say exists.

Sujan Dutta said...

Hey Shiv,

Am very very interested.

Sujan