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Dilip Chitre

The translator, with the poet

Seven Poems

Jan 15, 2014 Namdeo Dhasal

'A human being shouldn’t become so spotless/ One should leave a few stains on one’s shirt / One should carry on oneself a little bit of sin'

Poet Of The Underworld

Jan 15, 2014 Dilip Chitre

Namdeo Dhasal (1949-2014) was not important just because he happened to be Dalit, or because he was a Marathi poet. He was, arguably, one of the major world poets of the Twentieth century.


Poet Of The Underworld

What is it that makes Namdeo a wonderful human being and an outstanding poet by any standards?

The Unmonumental Chitre

Dec 19, 2009 Anjali Nerlekar

Making sense of the work and life of a man who went against many conventional notions of what literature is, who is a writer, and how a writer should conduct himself in society.


The Community Of Imagination

Bereaved --and bereft of Nirmal, I am bewildered, almost like a philosopher facing the obvious ... Thank you, Nirmal, for making me an intimate witness. Now I will recall even my quarrels with you with a tinge of wistfulness.

23 April, 2004

A Farewell To Cops

Dilip Chitre

The armed bodyguard posted at my door since January 7, 2004 was finally taken off by the government of Maharashtra after three months. I had not asked for this protection...


07 April, 2004

The Republic Of Cricket

Dilip Chitre

Cricket sublimates, despite being a very mean game most of the time; and the same applies to democracy. Will our elections be cricket? And who will be the third umpire and the match referee this time?


02 April, 2004

The Republic Of Hurt Sentiments

Dilip Chitre

Don't we owe a tribute--before we cast our votes--to 'parivar's and 'samghatana's, 'sena's and 'brigades' that assiduously work towards keeping our 'sentiments' alive? Must we not laud their cadres and storm-troopers for their sentimental zeal?


23 March, 2004

Terror By Law

Dilip Chitre

Is Maharashtra's Home Minister declaring another Emergency of his own during this pre-election period? Will champions of civil liberties remain articulately silent and silently articulate in the face of this clear and present danger to democracy itse


23 March, 2004

Drowning Dissent

Dilip Chitre

What we have at stake in the floundering career of our Republic is the plural character of our polity pitted against a conformism imposed from above, i.e. by an elite conspiring and conniving to rule the vast mass of population.


23 March, 2004

Lord Vishnu As Shivaji Maharaj

Dilip Chitre

... and how he landed miniature painter Shrikant Pradhan in trouble with the Maratha Seva Sangh and the Pune Police.


16 January, 2004

Intolerance Tolerated

Dilip Chitre

This is the first time in my life that I am sitting down to write an article while a commando sits in my living room to protect me from possible assailants. News Updates.


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A health worker checks body temperature of a passenger as a precaution against the coronavirus, at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai.

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A health worker checks body temperature of passengers as a precaution against the coronavirus, at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai.

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A man receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a door-to-door vaccination campaign in Morigaon district of Assam.

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Newly appointed Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar lays wreath at National War Memorial, in New Delhi.

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Newly appointed Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar pays tribute to martyrs at National War Memorial, in New Delhi.

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