Diya Gupta

Writer. Reseacher.


Date of Publication: Monday, 7th December, 2015
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The moon’s great orb was resplendent in the quiet and dark night sky. Its gossamer sheen draped the square courtyard where the children played noisily and happily during the day. You could see the mountains in the distance, dark in the shadows, unrevealing of crevice, cranny or perilous drop; and glimmeringly silver ...Read More


Date of Publication: Sunday, 26th October, 2014
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Diya Gupta was born and raised in Calcutta, and lived in the city for 21 years. She studied at Modern High School for Girls and Lady Brabourne College, and read for a BA and an MA in English from Jadavpur University before being offered a place at Cambridge University. She then worked in academic publishing. ...Read More


Date of Publication: Monday, 22nd September, 2014
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At one point in her life, Tenzin Angmo must have felt that her options were shrinking rapidly. She was 18 years old, in Class 12, studying science and hoping to eventually become a doctor. But her father died unexpectedly, and she could not clear the medical entrance examinations. It was a setback – one that could have ...Read More


Date of Publication: Tuesday, 19th July, 2011
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I attended my first demonstration at the grand old age of 30. It was very civilised. We stood under umbrellas outside the Senate House in Cambridge University in the rain, and maintained silence. This marked our protest against the precipitous rise in UK student tuition fees for universities, tripled from 2012 onwards for ...Read More


Date of Publication: Wednesday, 29th June, 2011
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Madhumita Banerjee is the new head-teacher of a government-run school in Banipur, West Bengal, close to India's border with Bangladesh. Being a teacher and educator for 30 years has not been enough to prepare her for this schooling experience in rural Bengal. "I have never witnessed poverty at such close quarters," she ...Read More

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