November 23, 2007

The fundamentals of Bengali liberalism

We Bongs are a true class apart;
Told Nasrin, "You needn't depart";
But then we got cracking
And sent her a-packing.
The reason? A quick change of heart!

The Left Front Government bowed to minority pressure and asked Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin to move out of West Bengal. Get the story here

An update: Now it seems that Nasrin has been moved out of Rajasthan too. This gets interesting...we extend her visa (we are liberal) then don't know where to keep her (we don't want to stir up the fundamentalist hornet's nest)!.


  1. Anonymous12:09 PM


  2. how true - atithi devo bhava - but no puja room :)