Things to Know

This is NOT the Kinaara magazine. This is a journal where people associated with Kinaara write down updates of what they have been doing. Bookmark this blog, follow it, add it to your Favourites and all that if you're interested in keeping track of what's going on behind the scenes at Kinaara


 - Put up calls for submission for individual editions.
- Put up notices for events/programmes as and when they take place.
- Write down reports of the said events/programmes after they have taken place.
- Publish our monthly newsletter.
- Ask for your opinion/suggestions on different issues. 
- Keep a record of any other work we are doing.


- Accept your work. All submissions should be directed to
- Publish your work. That's what the magazine is for, right?
- Critique your work. Please don't leave us blog links or copy-paste your writing in the comment section. Kinaara is not a critiquing service. People get paid for that kind of work.
- Accept random contributors. The only contributors to this blog are people who are doing some kind of work for Kinaara and need to tell our readers about what they're doing. If you want to make any announcement, get in touch with us at

Friday, June 26, 2009

August Issue: Conflict

This is an official call (and ill-disguised plea) to all readers and Kinaara supporters and enthusiasts to submit their thoughts on the subject in prose and verse to by the 15th of July. While physical and political forms are the more obvious forms of conflict, we're sure we shall some innovative takes on the topic as well. Don't disappoint us!

On behalf of the editorial team, which can hardly wait,


25th June, 2009.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Media Coverage

Hindustan Times has agreed to send in a correspondent to cover the launch and TARA Bangla has also shown interest in reporting the event either through TARA Bangla or TV South East Asia.

Bedatri D.Choudhury

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Third Panelist

Pratim D. Gupta has agreed to sit in the panel for the launch on July 1st. He is an eminent film journalist in Calcutta and has conducted quite a few quizzes in the city.

He added as a post script that he'll make it to the launch unless something drastic happens - something like the death of Mr. Bachchan.

Here's wishing many more years to Mr. Bachchan :)

Bedatri D. Choudhury

Monday, June 15, 2009

Meeting 4

Date: 15. 06. 2009
Location: The office of the Dean of Arts and later Bonami (Monida's Canteen), Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Time: 1 pm - 2 pm

Attended: Monidipa Mondal, Rohit K. Dasgupta, Anomitra Biswas.


We have our meetings at the unlikeliest places, though Monida's Canteen over a plate of dubious chicken fried rice I think is favourite.

This was a good-news meeting. Things announced at this meeting are:

- We have got permission to use the Seagull Bookstore for our magazine launch on July 1.
- We are having a panel discussion at the launch. The discussion topic is 'Representing the Global South Asian.'
- We have also got confirmations from two panelists to speak at the discussion: Samantak Das and Kavita Panjabi, both professors of the Comparative Literature department of Jadavpur University.

Things we discussed at this meeting are:

- contents of the July edition, this being the day of the deadline,
- submissions we have received so far for the August edition,
- the launch programme in further details - exact time, calculation of costs, where to get laptop, internet, projector, screen, furniture etc. from,
- who to invite as the other speaker(s) for the panel discussion.

Monidipa Mondal