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Indiana

28 Oct 2018: It'd exactly 15 months that I've relocated back to Kolkata after a decade in the Netherlands. "Tho' much is taken, much abides." I realize that these Tennysonian lines are true for both [...]

Srishti’s year: Feb to Oct, 2018

12 FEB - "Srishti Sandilya is our new V.I.P of the week. She was born in Netherlands and moved to India just last year. She is a gentle and soft spoken child. Srishti shared pictures [...]

Back from the Jaws of Death

18 March 2018: Today, after 5 weeks, Sunday was a day of rest. Since 10th Feb, we have been through a nightmare with my father's health. We initially admitted him into a nursing home, but [...]

‘Ahare Mon’: Review

The wondrous alchemy of compassionate bonds 'Ahare Mon' could roughly translate as 'poor heart!', but it would be a poor translation! Because 'mon' stands for both mind and heart, for mind-states as well as feeling. [...]

Back to Presidency

I started teaching as Guest Faculty in the English Department of Presidency University a day after I relocated back to Kolkata last summer. In the initial weeks I was racked with nostalgia on the one [...]

Where are the other fathers in BAGHBAN?

A poignant tale: Raj Malhotra (Amitabh Bachchan) is a happy man. Close to retirement, he is fit and fine, jogs every morning, enjoys his work at ICICI bank, is respected by his colleagues and cherished [...]

A Grief Observed

August 2016 marks a watershed in my life. My primordial bond was snapped that month. For as long as I live, I know, I’ll divide my life into two phases - with and without Ma, [...]

Safe at 11 pm

A late return home I was at Leiden University yesterday evening. A friend of mine had organized a 3-day Film Festival this week, focussing on Neo-Realist Classics from India, and had invited me to speak [...]

Srishti’s first encounter with snow

Today was Srishti’s first encounter with snow, on her way to school. She didn’t like it! We had been warned of the snow in weather reports earlier in the week. The Dutch welcome it, of course, [...]

Kunal Basu Interview, Intro

Teaser: INTRODUCTION - Kunal Basu Interview, "The Byword" #3. Would you like to be transported to other places and times? Romance the strange? Embark on perilous journeys of the self? Explore big questions and ideas? [...]