A Land Full of Lolitas: Pre-teen Sexual Harassment in India

The Blank Noise Project -- ironically acronymed BNP -- is hosting a contributors' weekend called Recall this 14th and 15th. The folks running the show want to know about your first experience of sexual harassment that you can remember, even if you were a relatively uninvolved witness. So if you have a story you want … Continue reading A Land Full of Lolitas: Pre-teen Sexual Harassment in India

The Great Bengal Laughter Challenge

This piece is translated from Bengali, and edited. The original was written for my blog at work. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The latest from the Bengal Guffaw Factory -- after arresting citizens for posting a political cartoon online --  is the marriage market embargo declared on the Reds by the Greens. Well, I say embargo. What happened was … Continue reading The Great Bengal Laughter Challenge