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Mahasweta@Prithvi

Posted: April 23, 2009 by moifightclub in life, writing
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Noted bengali writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi was at Prithvi Theatre on Monday evening. A documentray film on her was screened ( very boringly done. but her quotes were priceless) followed by Q&A with the author.  Unlike many she was completely candid, spoke about her writing, her two marriages, kids and even her two suicide attempts.

And with a razor-sharp tongue, she dismissed everyone who tried to be cool or intelluctual. A guy framed a long question mixing religion, politics, beliefs, ideology and eveything possible. She looked at him and asked “But, whats the question? ” Nobody could control their laughter.

And those of you who missed it, here is the tip of the day, the quote which wrapped up her thoughts…. 

Right to dream should be the first fundamental right of every human being in any country.

Aha….couldnt agree more.