Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dida 100 Years

Fifty years before now, my maternal grandfather, Saradindu Gupta built his house in New Alipore. He called his home Indulok, after the suffix that all the male members of the male side of the family bore. They were called Amalendu, … Continue reading

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4th of November – The Day Dadu Died

Some thirteen years ago, when the glorious lightness of Autumn mornings snailed towards the heavy mist of winter, my maternal grandfather, Saradindu Gupta died in the afternoon of the 4th of November. I had already moved my base to Delhi … Continue reading

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Bhai Phnota

Bhaiyer kopaale dilam phnota, Jomer duare porlo knaata, Jomuna deye Jomke phnota Ami diy aamaar bhaike phnota. This was the montro that we had to say as we put a phnota of chondon, kaajal and ghee on our brother’s foreheads. … Continue reading

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