Vignettes of a South African Township called Mdantsane

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Chandan Mitra

Chandan Mitra ,former Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha passed away on 1 September 2021. A friend from Bhopal reminded me of his passing away today. A gentle person, he helped me in many ways. This article, I had written on 14 September 2009
Charcoal on Paper

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Wild Coast, East London

Impasto Acrylic on Canvas - Amitabh Nitra

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Wild Coast, East London

Impasto Acrylic on Canvas - 20 inches x 20 inches

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Remembering Fusion Dancer, Astad Deboo

Among the many fortunate happenings that shaped my life, my meeting in 1980 with Contemporary Fusion Dancer, Astad Deboo at Park Street, Calcutta, dancing holding to an electric pole, is one permanently etched in my mind. He had a great laugh and sense of humour when I revealed that I am from Gwalior, land of the Chambals . Sipping tea from khullar, he remarked, 'wish I could do my performance in the midst of Chambal ravines to the tune of chattering gun shots'. He passed away on 10 December 2020

Remembering Vinod Dua

I met Vinod Dua ji once again in a January 2017 evening on the steps of India International Centre at New Delhi. ' Aarey Amitabh, Kab Aayey' He insisted that I should have Darjeeling Tea with him while he introduced me to Pakistani writers and scholars. They said that they are indebted to Shri Vinod Dua ji because his personal invitation allows them to visit and stay in India for long periods. Vinod ji went into a split of laughter, winking at me, explaining about his possible love and connection with Pakistani and Indian intelligence. There was laughter all around and the Darjeeling tea tasted better than before. Before leaving, we all embraced and I invited Vinod ji including all the Pakistani intellectuals to my other home in East London, South Africa. Vinod bhai succumbed to Covid 19 on 04th December 2021.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

National Persecution Authority, South Africa

Appreciation of my work by National Persecution Authority, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and the Hon. East London Mayor