Monthly Archives: September 2010

When Dance Is Beyond Creation …

I seem to find Soumita Bhattacharya, on my list of Facebook friends, an interesting person. When she invited me to view some of her creations showcased in a modern dance form, I agreed readily. Soumita’s husband is called Soumit, a … Continue reading

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Unripe Guava

I love February in Kolkata. The air is free from the dull smog of winter; sunshine is in the hue of pale gold, the sky is floroscent blue and everything around me is sprightly. The evenings come with mauve sunsets … Continue reading

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Wafting Grass Reeds In The Eastern Breeze – Trinamool in Bengal

Mamata Banerjee is the image that till recently no Bengali wanted. She was plain, undecorated, unrefined and unchaperoned. She had almost no social background, hailed from a family of East Bengal refugees, stayed in a hutment off Kalighat, unmarried with … Continue reading

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Kh(y)ap(a) Panchayat

The word khyapa in Bengali means eccentric. It does not mean insane for that is a strong word. The khyapa is more unpredictable, given to mood swings and varying responses to familiar stimuli. For a long time I used to … Continue reading

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These Authors, Such Works – About New Young Authors Of Children’s Fiction

Last evening I attended a book launch because I had to. It was a family affair as the author is my first cousin nineteen years younger to me. I usually enjoy family gatherings and events such as this gives me … Continue reading

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IPL – Yeh Dil Maange Not Anymore

The IPL has got me into a state of confusion. I belong to a world where things are in their place; for instance politics is where it should be, cinema, media, cricket and my everyday life, each one of them … Continue reading

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For Ritwick: Shiv Sena versus Shah Rukh Khan

Shiv Sena Vs Shah Rukh This piece is written at the behest of Ritwick Mallik, a best selling debutant author of school romance. Ritwick has himself put up an excellent piece against the Sena on the FB and the present … Continue reading

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