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Subhas Mela

In our childhood (my sister’s and mine) Netaji’s name was associated more with fun than the freedom movement. While we knew everything that every Bengali child is supposed to know, by default, about the great [...]

Nita & Shankar

Is it possible to die again after one’s death? I believe it is. For, doesn’t one die a little more with each loved one joining the ranks of the dead? With each death, doesn’t one [...]

Golden Jubilee

3 Dec 2020 - This adorable pair are my parents, soon after their wedding. Today, 3 December 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of their wedding – their golden jubilee! I am supposed to feel sad [...]

On Beauty

1 Dec 2020 - This is a post in response to one by Nandini Bhattacharya - which in turn was a response to a photograph of mine that I posted this morning, which elicited a [...]

Apu – Amal – Amit

16 Nov 2020 - The first time I wanted to marry was when I was nine. I attended a maternal uncle’s wedding (one among many in my childhood) and fell in love with my beautiful [...]

Snacks for Meals

29 Oct 2020 - “I keep writing shorter stuff to allay the hunger of my writer soul… but snacks can never stand in for full meals!” I wrote this to Saikat Majumdar in one of [...]

Privileged/Enabled Domestics

17 Oct 2020 - A full seven months into the pandemic, I have realised a new reality in India. While migrant workers have been the hardest hit, some of their cohorts in the city have [...]

6 Months of Online Teaching

28 Sept 2020 - In response to a post by writer Sudeep Chakravarti, asking for teachers among his Facebook friends to share their online teaching experience (and tips) with him, I jotted down some points [...]

400 Words a Day

11 Sept 2020 - “A 400 word day is a beautiful day” – thus spake Tanuj Solanki! This was sometime last year; and he wrote it in response to a post by Michelle D’costa, on [...]

An Intense Semester in 2018

Two years back, I headed a fledgling English Department for a Semester... after which I left the job. In those few months, I met the freshers (the only ones then at the new University) every [...]