Locked down within the comforts of my home, with a network, electricity and a laptop (yes, I am shamefully privileged) for the last 3 months almost, I often just end up reading random blogs and looking at interesting pictures. Recently some very interesting pictorial blogs caught my attention. Since then, it has been on my […]Read More Walls…
Weeks 3, 4 and 5 came and went… and week 6 too! No matter how much I might have wanted to pen down my thoughts, I just couldn’t manage to! Maybe it was a lack of time or maybe I was just too tired by the end of the week! An overdose of baking and […]Read More Corona and my state of “Inertia”
Ok, let’s face it – this situation – “Covid-19 situation” they call it at my workplace, is something we (including a couple of generations ahead of us, at least) have never experienced or been in. It took us the first few months to realize its diabolical potential and when we finally did, well, it gave […]Read More Covid-19 situation and us!
Ok, I am back, after a very long gap! I know! I can’t stop scolding myself for not writing more often, only to realize that although I have clung to my reading habits, the Netflix-Amazon Prime-Hot Star triad, along with the Smartphone has managed to push me away from writing. Not that I am an […]Read More Life in the time of Corona
A month is a strange time period…it leaves you nowhere, actually! Or at least, that’s what it does to me! I am too familiar to the place to be a tourist and not there long enough to be a resident. Wherever I go, I need to know the place, by heart. I want to know […]Read More A love story cut short!
” Life is a balance between holding on and letting go”. – Rumi Pictures, they say, speak louder than words! And perhaps they really do! Each one of these has a story attached to them – a human touch, a friendly gesture, a warm hug, a genuine concern! This is a “P’log” if there is […]Read More Dhakriat Saeida (Arabic for Happy Memories)
The harsh sound of the alarm wakes me up from sleep on the huge white bed wrapped in a blanket… it is around 6:30 in the morning and I wake up without Rhiju sleeping next to me. Through the blinds, I can figure out it is still dark outside, but I have come to know […]Read More This time last year…
To continue the Zakaria Street Ramzaan walk… So…where were we? Oh yes, we did reach Zakaria (Jacquaria, as it was originally called) Street. Now, this stretch of road connecting Chittaranjan Avenue and Chitpore Road is one of the busiest roads in the city. To be very honest, as I had mentioned in my last post, […]Read More Iftaar in and around Zakaria Street Part II
Alert: This is a very, very, very late post, considering the Ramzaan month ended at the beginning of June! But Ramzaan or no Ramzaan, I am a foodie and all it took to take me back in time, were a few pictures I had saved on my laptop and in a flash, I could taste […]Read More Iftaar in and around Zakaria Street Part I
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 […]Read More In search of a lost world…