Timeless and relevant…

Translated excerpts from দীন দান a verse written by Robindra Nath Tagore on the 5th August 1900… …“The God is not there in that temple” said the hermit. The angry king bellowed… “No God, you say? A saint… and yet you talk like an atheist! Behold the bejewelled idol brightly glows on the gem-studded throne. […]

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Writings on the wall…

Yet another month of lockdown and yet another post! In fact, this comes in a little later than I thought I would be able to manage… too many things happening and too little time in hand! After my last post on walls, which was unexpectedly well accepted by the handful of readers that I have, […]

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In search of a lost world…

Nahoum’s! Does that ring a bell? Well, for confectionary lovers, it is bound to…for the nostalgic Kolkatan, it is bound to! I mean, who has not tasted something, anything from Nahoum’s at least once in their life, and still calls oneself a true blue Kolkatan? Ok, hang on, if you think this post is about […]

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The many shades of Bowbazar

“এ কলকাতার মধ্যে আছে আরেকটা কলকাতা … হেঁটে দেখতে শিখুন” – শঙ্খ ঘোষ While the rest of the poem written by eminent Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh narrates a very different tale, this line, in isolation captures the very essence of the city as it implies ‘There is yet another Kolkata within the one that is […]

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