Shashank Gupta
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English   |   Bangla
The Other Side Of Farming

The writer was a farmer in 1980s and 1990s in the Terai region after his master’s in horticulture, and the author of ‘Pimp’.

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The damn theft and a bribe

Like fire eats fire, does one crime negate the other? Is dishonesty nothing but business management?

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Shakespeare on the farm

The most villainous character can also be the wisest for he has seen both sides of the coin.

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How to set a farm on fire

Quite like out of a fantasy novel two rival armies fight with the only weapon they have: fire.

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The farmhand who could have made news

The story of a farmhand who could have been making news had he not been in hiding all his life.

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The man who hated farming and cared for people

For those who detest their jobs here may be a strange way of being happy despite the torture.

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Fathers and sons: Who the real masters in agriculture are

A young farmer wants to earn the respect of his father and will go to any extent, including trickery.

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Six ways to get the best sleep

Not in the arms of a lover, your dream-sleep has contenders only on the farm.

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Why sometimes the village doctor must be the witch doctor

What qualified doctors in the village practice can hardly be called medicine, it is more like witchcraft.

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Silence of the jackals: How the darkness quelled the blackness in my loneliness

When you are in your mid-twenties and your loneliness is the deepest of the darkest, you run away from home for a purpose

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The bully from the bridge with the ferocious hiss

In loneliness and solitude on the farm lives a silence that may be peaceful or sinister depending on who you are.