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Nostalgia
Culture  /  Published 12.01.19

A picnic with fish fingers and a DJ, anyone?

The Bengali word for picnic is choruibhaati. Chorui means open space and bhaati, feasting. In my mind, somehow, the term had come to be punched with a passage from Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay’s Pat...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 30.07.19

Our 1980s Bombay version of the Ramayana

Jai Siya Ram. The sound boomed over the cacophony of the evening games and the terrified children started scampering off to a safe distance. The giant languidly lurched forward and managed to catch Ja...
By Rafique Ahmed Jinabade in

Entertainment  /  Published 15.03.19

Film review: Photograph is a nostalgic ride

For me, photographs are not the glossed-up, filter-rendered clicks that I can access with the swipe of a finger on my phone. They are the ones hiding in the albums of my childhood, slightly worn out a...
By Priyanka Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 25.06.19

The warmth of unplanned meetings with friends

Something very odd happened the other day. I was just about to put on the afternoon coffee when a friend dropped in. We were happy to see each other; I asked if he wanted some coffee, he said yes, and...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.12.18

XLers turn back the clock

For an alumnus from the Class of 1968, seeing the old Ashoka tree on campus was one of the most cherished moments of the two-day XLRI Annual Homecoming that ended on Sunday. Remembering college days, ...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

Culture  /  Published 09.02.19

Grand lessons from a grandparent

A slim ray of the Fall afternoon sun cut diagonally through the stainless steel platter. Five healthy tilapias lay on it, dressed in turmeric and salt. She had spent the last half hour by the kitchen ...
By Mousumi Banerjee in

Football  /  Published 27.04.20

East Bengal’s season of title riches

April 28, 2004 - A memorable day for East Bengal. That was the day when the Maidan giants won back-to-back National League titles, which also happens to be the last time they became national champions...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 10.11.18

Have you been listening for the pedlar's cries?

Let me count the ways in which the pheriwala calls out. Yes, in this good old new city of Calcutta, where malls, coffee shops, nail salons threaten to beat down all oddities into a global sameness, th...
By Upala Sen in


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