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The Second Anniversary Blog

Let me taste the world once more, Its charms and seductions that throw themselves at me, And flit away heartlessly when I clasp onto their wisps…   Led into labyrinths that whispered of shade and succour, Inky black mazes soon … Continue reading

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Little of less…much of more

Sitting amidst the enchantingly romantic manicured gardens that surround the majestic colonial edifice of the Victoria Memorial, I listened to celebrities talk of the Calcutta that excites the curiosity of many with its appalling squalor and dark mysteries of crime, … Continue reading

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From the pages of a city’s past…

The Manicktala bus stand on an early Saturday morning in October saw a motley crowd of Calcuttans gather in an upbeat mood to explore on a whirlwind tour, a slice of the immense richness of the literary heritage of the … Continue reading

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CALCUTTA CHRONICLES- PART 3 Moonlighting City…

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

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Calcutta Chronicles- Part 2 In the shadow of her mighty bridge…

Calcutta Chronicles- Part 2 In the shadow of her mighty bridge….

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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

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Calcutta Chronicles- Part 1- Sounds of my city

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

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The Going Away…

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

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Love…you are a multi-coloured feeling…

(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

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‘I have a dream…’

It is late into the night- everyone is asleep in the house, only the dry sound of pen against paper interrupts the silence as I try to beat the clock, finishing my corrections before the deadline. I am an educator, … Continue reading

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