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Culture  /  Published 31.07.22

Hunter, painter and gatherer

When nothing goes your way, they say, keep going. Or play Scrabble… is my version of it. Nah, this isn’t a wisecrack borne out of thin air but a nugget of wisdom that I have come to reali...
By Paromita Kar

Culture  /  Published 26.06.22

The last ride together

When it was time finally to bid my jalopy goodbye, little did I imagine I would be steered into history. The story, broadly, goes like this. I sold the vehicle to a company that deals in used cars. T...
By Swachchhasila Basu

Culture  /  Published 26.12.21

Taan Sun and Summit

Kumar Sanu, a Kishore-konthi, is no Kishore Kumar. But Kedarnath Bhattacharya, aka Kumar Sanu, can claim to be Tansen — with a difference. Legend has it that Tansen’s music caused the rai...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Culture  /  Published 19.12.21

Chantress of change

Circa 2021. A glass ceiling was shattered in Bollywood. Well, almost. In February, actress Dia Mirza’s wedding was officiated by a priestess, a woman priest. In Bengal, though, there were murmur...
By Swachchhasila Basu

Culture  /  Published 12.12.21

Cook, Book, Ism

One of my dear dentist father’s many passions is cooking. In his time, there were no websites to learn recipes off. Cookbooks were few and expensive. His friend who lived abroad got him his firs...
By Paromita Sen


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