Miscellany: February ’17

20 Jul 2017

Miscellany: February '17

 

The February collection of Miscellany contains drawings born out of a short story, “R.M.S. Nabhnav”, Solange’s A Seat at the Table, old Bollywood, royalty, Calcutta and Dawki Lake, and domestic necessities.

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[1] MOTOWN DIVA

[Exeunt Diana] 

The Supremes  ~ Destiny’s Child [cue Dreamgirls, 1981]

Present day: Solange

[Enter Tracee Ellis]

“Cranes in the Sky”

A Seat at the Table

[2] MISS MARCEL

Spewing disdain towards the poof in butch drag

Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets” by Zadie Smith

Don’t Touch My Hair

A Seat at the Table

[3] TUNES OF TUMULT

FAULTY

 

[4] ট্রাম

Monuments in motion

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[5] EXTRA LEADS

Figment of Imagination: From the background of a Hrishikesh Mukherjee House Party in the 70s to Filmfare nominations the following decade

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[6] LIVER OF A CIVET

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[7] My home is on this bank and yours another

The River flows between us

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[8] মৌষুধী

‘Well,’ Johamal now clasped his coat to conceal that dog whistle of a pendant. Zubeen only wished he were like Truman, ninety-four percent recall; this was turning out to be a riveting play, ‘this was in another century: there was a Welsh naturalist who worked for Victoria who never saw her brown Empire and he had a son who wore pinafores over his sunday best. Half-learned in the Oriental sciences of Ardhvasis like us, he thought he had found a remedy in our liver. A drop of the secretion went into the boy’s nightcap daily – a glass of milk carried to the nursery by Aftab Masudi. What would you expect of that half-teacher and us half-creatures? The child lost his childhood.’

[9] INDIRA RAJE

Cooch Behar

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4 p.m. [When the Post Lunch Rummy is in session]: Storm in a tea cup

8.30 p.m [When the “current goes” for two hours like clockwork]: Hurricane in a lantern

[11] Tattler imitating Maharani’s eldest daughter

[12] BETELNUTCRACKER

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