A typical Bong (Bengali) will always look forward to buy new clothes or other associated things just before the start of the Durga Puja. That’s a tradition that is there for centuries and some of these traditions are good to … Continue reading The annual gainless pain …
When I was in my teens, I remember that the main source of getting information was through a limited number of newspapers and Doordarshan News. The debate that time was on the style of reporting – amongst the English newspapers in my home city of Kolkata, while it was reported that The Statesman did ‘direct’ reporting with a ‘matter of fact’ tone, it was alleged that The Telegraph reported the same incident with more ‘flair’, more in a story-telling mode. However, I don’t remember much controversy on the whether there was distortion of facts or not. And on a lighter … Continue reading ‘Fair’ Journalism
The year was 1981. A ten year old kid arrived at a new place, new home along with his family. The feelings were quite mixed – happy to see a new and bright, bigger home; slightly depressed for being uprooted … Continue reading Friendship
দুর্গা পূজা এক রাশ ওণুভুতি নতুন কাপড়ের স্পর্শ কাশ ফুলের দুলুনি ভোগের গন্ধ প্রতিমা দর্শনের হুড়াহুড়ি পান্ডেল আলোকসজ্জার চমতকার দুর্গা পূজা চিন্তার উপর জয় মানুষের মিলন গান বাজনার সময় সকলের হাসি মুখ ভুলেছে সবাই তার দুঃখ দুর্গা পূজা পাশের বস্তির … Continue reading দুর্গা পূজা
I have been born in early 70’s, 20+ years after India was independent. So my knowledge of Indian history and our great freedom fighters had started with what I was taught through our history books in school. The names of … Continue reading Et Tu, Fellow Indians ??
The campaign and the hopes for millions are done for another four years. The journey has been completed with an exit from the World Cup after reaching the semi finals. The best balanced team has beaten us convincingly in the … Continue reading The same old story once again ?
Another year has just passed by and as we welcome the new year of 2015, I took the first new year resolution that I will pen down 10 defining moments of 2014, which I feel had impacted the world. I am sure 2015 will be an exciting and good year for me – because, here I am taking time out on 1st Jan to honour my new year resolution. Believe me, this is a record for me and I pat my back myself :-) Coming away from the self-glory mode, let me focus on really writing on the 10 defining … Continue reading 10 defining moments of 2014
The on going India vs Australia test series happening down under is quite gripping in all aspects. We are witness to great cricket from both sides with Smith and Virat Kohli starring from the respective sides. And then there is … Continue reading Enlightenment after a big slap
The Indian Super League (ISL) has just kicked off in India with a great optimism that it will transform Indian soccer and the “sleeping giants” will wake up and be a formidable soccer power in next 10-15 years. Yes, it has attracted lots of attention in the recent past – good money flowing in, a large number of “star” world cuppers will be in action, lot of media hype surrounding the event, Bollywood and Sports heroes in the fray, big advertisements – all the ingredients for a masala dish are out and are being mixed in true Indian fashion. … Continue reading Indian Super League (ISL) – the saviour or the conqueror ?
Pleasures of growing up as a Bengali, who are also known as Bong’s Continue reading Puja special – growing up as a typical Bong !!