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The city goes through her daily motions, feigning ignorance of the calculated drama that unfolds in her vast darkness right above the heads of the millions who know Calcutta as ‘home’. Calcutta had one more tryst with the moon tonight- … Continue reading
Calcutta Chronicles- Part 2 In the shadow of her mighty bridge….
The most iconic landmark of this city is undoubtedly the Howrah Bridge or the Rabindra Setu, which has outlived its colonial architects by more than 70 years. This Colossus stands, spanning the two shores of the muddy waters of the … Continue reading
Everyone living in this city has a similar memory I believe- a stuffy humid summer’s afternoon, languor hanging heavy in the air, suddenly disrupted by the unabashed loudness of a marriage procession, the band belting out the latest Bollywood chartbusters, … Continue reading
Does everything really go away? Does everything crumble while the ticking of two hands on a flat disc lose count of the fragments? Does everything arrive just to leave- does it come only impose departures? Does everything turn yellow and … Continue reading
(Lines penned in the name of the visually and emotionally most evocative word in any language). Remember the lilacs of the virgin warmth teasing its way out of the arid terrain of your heart, for the very first time? Remember … Continue reading