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When Home is Not Home

23 Mar 2020 - In economic terms, COVID-19 has hit the daily wage labourer the most. Concerned citizens have many legit questions: What will happen to their wage during the shutdown? Those who work as [...]

ICU Stepdown

17 Mar 2020 - “Time is in slow motion here. Every painful minute dragged out in 60 slow seconds. Every 30 minutes an eon, every hour an eternity. They are all laid out in rows [...]

My First Two Readers

19 Jan 2020 - Sunday morning in Kolkata. Here's two of my first readers, reading GARIAHAT JUNCTION while basking in the winter sun. Reader 1: An 84-year old ex-professor of Physics, his monkey cap marking [...]

CIS -EYP 2019

8 Dec 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 [...]


5 Dec 2019 - 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 [...]

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 Seven

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!

20 Sept 2019 - 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 [...]

Kajal di

5 Sept 2019 - 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 [...]

Srishti’s Summer

23 June 2019 - 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 [...]