Real Madrid’s Captain, Sergio Ramos will not go down well in history as his image follows in league with his football master Franco's. History of football is political and revolution and resistance are at the core of it. At a time when migration issues confound Europe and Spain has Catalan waiting to secede from it, it is no surprise that the history of Spain and history of Franco's club Real Madrid are intertwined. #Egypt, #ElAhly, #Football, #Franco, #Gandhi, #Germnay, #Hitler, #Italy, #MohunBagan, #Mussolini, #Ramos, #RealMadrid, #Salah, #Spain
While Mango, the most national of Indian fruits has a legit space in annals of fruits and has been able to lead the way for many fruits that have been branded and tagged. There are others that you will find in the market or on the roadside that have not gotten their due, and like the 'wine filled in sealed glasses’ as Ghalib called Mangoes in his masanavi titled dar sifat-e ambaah (On the Attributes of Mangoes), they too are made by the order of God.
Our Kitaabchis of the Month of July is Dr. Nishat Zaidi, the Head of the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia. She focuses on Indian Literature and Culture and translates from Urdu and Hindi into English. Anis Saleem, Day and Dastan, Ghachar Ghochar, Sinan Antoon
"There is a novel by Mamang Dai, Stupid Cupid, which I think is an important work. It features independent, educated, empowered, city-dwelling Adivasi women. But Mamang Dai is known more for the books, The Black Hill (for which she won the Sahitya Akademi Puraskar) and The Legends of Pensam, and, in between these two books, Stupid Cupid seems to be lost somewhere."