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CIS -EYP 2019

The Calcutta International School EYP (The End of Year Production) 2019 - THE MAGICAL TAPESTRY - was quite an extravaganza. Held at the beautiful Science City Auditorium on the 6th, it was a superb 3-hour [...]


Last Friday, I took Srishti to the annual function of 'Choopkatha' at the Rabindra Okakura Bhavan, Salt Lake. Helmed by veteran theatre artist, Dolly Basu, ‘Choopkatha’ is a theatre group that works with differently-abled children [...]

My Peers at SNU

24 Nov 2019 - This photograph - with two of my former SNU colleagues - was taken in October 2018. It was a random photo, but it came out very well, with us looking a [...]

Experiencing Pain At 7

12 Nov 2019 - Srishti was very sad today. Her 1st best friend broke up with her 2nd best friend in school. She tried to patch up the “brokening”. It didn’t work. At first, I [...]

No ‘Nari Shakti’ please!

Ma Durga is coming to town... how do you know? You have hoardings everywhere of Sourav Ganguly sharing banner space with the latest Tollywood beauties (and MPs) who (try to) impersonate a raging Durga about [...]

Kajal di

When I joined Presidency College in November 1992, as a student of English Honours, I had joined with my own baggage of historical knowledge about the institution. I knew all about the original Hindu College; [...]

Srishti’s Summer

Srishti had a filmi summer. Five weeks of being mostly in Kolkata in this sweltering heat meant being indoors for at least half the day. She did get to “explore” her city a bit - [...]

Doctor & Patient

He comes punctually at 9 am at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) office in Kankurgachi - Ward no. 32, under Borough III. He has been a ‘Medical Officer’ since 2006, though at this particular ward [...]

Chumki Maima

Today a childhood memory of mine suddenly re-surfaced - that of a wedding I had attended in early June 1983. It was the wedding of one of my mother’s cousins - and I remember it [...]

An Aspirational Family

Kabita comes to look after my child leaving her own. My daughter is 7, her son 9. Mine goes to Calcutta International School, the first international school in the city (est.1953); hers goes to Hare [...]