Varta Trust organizational logo: The word ‘Varta’ written out in black colour in a bold stylized typeface in all capitals on a white background. The text is inside a rectangle finely outlined in black. The first ‘A’ in ‘Varta’ is affixed with the graphic of a bugle on top. The bugle faces to the right, and breaks the rectangular outline where it sticks out above the logo lettering. Tagline below the logo says "Gender, Sexuality, Intimacy, Publishing". Logo artwork credit: Rudra Kishore Mandal

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Nostalgic transference

By Pawan Dhall

Pawan Dhall on trips to parallel universes through archives and remembrances around them
This is a photograph taken in dim fluorescent light from the balcony section of the Basusree cinema hall in South Kolkata. Basusree cinema is an important symbol of nostalgia and cultural history for the city of Kolkata. The photograph shows several rows of seats on the ground floor section of the hall, an aisle running through the centre of the hall, a passage between the front row and a stage, the stage itself on the far end, and a small lower portion of the screen on the stage. A few steps leading to the exits can be seen on either side of the stage, as also fire fighting equipment kept on both ends of the stage. The rows of seats are all empty, there is no film being screened, and no one at all can be seen in the entire expanse of the hall. The photograph has rounded corners. A white background behind the corners seems to give the feel that the photograph is held in place by photo corners in an old-style album. Photo credit: Pawan Dhall
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