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Niladrimama, Ishan Scholar

I first knew of the term Ishan Scholar because Niladrimama was one. An Ishan scholar is one who tops the University by topping in every paper. This is a title reserved for graduates of Mathematics from Calcutta University. Niladrimama was … Continue reading

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X and Y

X and Y. by Susmita Dasgupta on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 8:52am · . We referred to this gentleman as Y..da. The only thing I recall about him is that in the past thirty years that I have occasionally … Continue reading

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Makarsankranti

Makar Sankranti – Boromani’s Day by Susmita Dasguptaon Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 11:15am · I always associate Makar Sankranti with Boromani. Dida would call the last day of the Poush as Poush Sankranti but Boromani would invariably call it … Continue reading

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Dadu, too much..

Dadu, my father’s father died on this day, i.e the 13th of August in 1976. This is thirty five years before now. I think that with every passing year, his presence just grows on the family; each year Dadu seems … Continue reading

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Seeing Off Na Mama

Na Mama, Na being pronounced as in naughty, a name for the fourth born in a family, implied something very specific when he said that he was seeing someone off. He used the term see off to mean one who … Continue reading

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My Cousin Filmmaker and Dead

My male cousin, two years older to me, the only filmmaker in my mother’s dynasty, died of a massive cerebral attack recently. Pam called me up this morning to say that he, this cousin, is no more. He leaves behind … Continue reading

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Days At Avadi

I got some old photos from home this time, taken many seasons ago, when one winter for the Christmas vacation, we went to Avadi to create some entertainment for Dadu. The “we” included my parents, my younger brother Pam, Madhukaka, … Continue reading

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