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Culture  /  Published 04.03.21

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“And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.”— Matthews 17:2-9 My family keeps trying to talk me into mourning t...
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Culture  /  Published 02.03.21

Sunita Bhuyan gives a stellar performance

When it comes to children’s growth, do you feel that there should be a balance between studying and learning? You’ve struck a very soft spot in me. If I had the authority, I would have ba...
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Culture  /  Published 28.02.21

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In normal times, on this day, a van loaded with huge deghs or large containers filled with bhog set out from the mandir, stopping before each house in Debinibash — more than a 100 of them, many ...
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Culture  /  Published 28.02.21

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Over the last painfully long year, I’ve found pleasure in many such goings-on. Not all can be said to be commonplace though, considering we live in a city. Looking out of the window, I once caug...
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Culture  /  Published 28.02.21


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Culture  /  Published 23.02.21

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Culture  /  Published 22.02.21

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Culture  /  Published 14.02.21

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Culture  /  Published 14.02.21

From her mouth, to your ears

Myth 3: Children learn from adults. We were almost at our destination, Bhagabatipur, near Polerhat, where a primary school called Khela Ghar was celebrating its golden jubilee. The founder, Shourabh ...
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Culture  /  Published 14.02.21

To Akhtar Sir, With love

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