[Reader-list] Clarification on the matter of allegedly Cancelled Screenings
rashneek at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 08:59:49 IST 2007
Sanjay is so good at sarcasm,pun and criticsm.Only thing he doesnt like
,anyone giving him his dose of medicine.
On 8/28/07, Sanjay Kak <kaksanjay at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Shuddhabrata
> Since my name (or at least one very like mine) is at the center of some of
> what has been going on in this space, I *should* be grateful to you for
> taking the trouble to get the college concerned to give a clarification on
> these two remarkably well discussed *non*-screenings.
> But I find I'm faintly disappointed with your responses: I mean, I was
> actually beginning to enjoy reading what new act of villiany My Name might
> be up to next, or where the hidden skeins would lead the intrepid
> unravellers, or indeed what new threat might be posed to the Nation next
> My Name... (But you've already had a sneak preview of that have'nt you,
> after the thrilling Cancelled Screenings and Secret Funding chapters,
> had a hint of Threatening Phone Calls a few days ago, did we not? Watch
> space, there will be more to come...)
> I know you would like a return to the Sarai Reader List as a place of
> observation, reflection, whimsy, insight and other worthy ideals. But why
> would you want to spoil our party? I havent had so much fun since I read
> odd chapter of the new Harry Potter. And most of your 3000 odd subscribers
> seem quite happy with all this too: why mess with a winning formula?
> Sanjay Kak
> On 8/27/07, Shuddhabrata Sengupta < shuddha at sarai.net> wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > This is just by way of clarification of something that has disturbed
> > many on this list, because it also involves an attack on the character
> > and reputation of a person.
> > A particular posting, made by Rashneek Kher <Someone "well connected"
> > got RIK screening Cancelled> made on the 25th of August said that
> > Ashok Pandita's film was cancelled after being confirmed for screening
> > at Kamala Nehru College, allegedly at the behest of Sanjay Kak.
> > On being requested to provide a clarification regarding this matter the
> > faculty in charge of Wide Angle Film Society and the Principal of Kamala
> > Nehru College have communicated to me that -
> > "The Wide Angle Film Society of Kamala Nehru College was not prevailed
> > upon by any individual or individuals to schedule or cancel any film.
> > The college and Wide Angle Society are fully within their rights to show
> > or cancel any film screening without having to be accountable to any
> > individual or body."
> > This clearly indicates that the charge made on this list against the
> > person concerned (Sanjay Kak), that he used 'connections' to stop a
> > screening and arrange one of his own film is unsubstantiated and
> > baseless. I knew this for a fact as early as Friday, but wanted to wait
> > until I have a formalcommunication with the relevant people concerned in
> > Kamala Nehru College before making any statements in this regard.
> > I think communications of this nature are serious attacks on the dignity
> > of this list and its members, and I hope that everyone will join me in
> > insisting that list members desist from such all such allegations and
> > attacks, in the interests of a healthy climate of freedom of expression
> > that we all enjoy on this list.
> > regards,
> > Shuddha
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