A love story cut short!

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 […]

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This time last year…

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 […]

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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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Working from Woodstock Exchange

Back in end June when we finally received the names of our host organizations for our CSC program scheduled in Cape Town for a month across August and September, I had no idea that Woodstock Exchange was going to remain etched in my mind for good. All that we knew was that it was somewhere […]

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That time of the year…

It’s that time of the year all over again! It hardly matters that the heat is driving people insane…we Kolkatans do not fear the heat anymore. Can it be a deterrent strong enough to dampen our indomitable spirit and love for this mega annual event? Ask any Kolkata and the response will be a resounding […]

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