God Brahma will not give Alimony to ex-wife. This is why!

(Disclaimer: This post does not intend to hurt any religious sentiments of the practicing Hindus. This post is supported by statements made by the Priest in Brahma Temple, Pushkar and an actual court case.) Who amongst us has not heard about God Brahma? According to legends, God Brahma married a cowherd’s daughter to complete religious rituals because, his erstwhile wife, […]

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কলকাতায় ক্রিসমাস মানেই কিন্তু পার্ক স্ট্রীট নয় – লুকিয়ে আছে অনেক কিছু!

christmas in kolkata

পার্ক স্ট্রীট – সেকাল – একাল – সাবেক কলকাতার সাহেব পাড়া ছিল পার্ক স্ট্রীট । সে সময় ছোট বড় রায়বাহাদুর , বাবুরা নিমন্ত্রিত হতেন লালমুখো সাহেবদের বাড়ীতে । সাধারন লোকেরা দূর থেকে বিলাসিতার বহর দেখতেন আর কেক এর সুবাস নিতেন। ঘরে ঘরে চলত বলনাচ, মদ্যপানের আসর, পিয়ানো বাজিয়ে চলত রাতভর ফিরিঙ্গী সাহেব মেম দের নাচগান। এখন সে রাম ও নেই- […]

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The Holi of my imaginations,

holi, nandgaon, srivatsan sankaran

The word “Holi” creates vivid imagery in our minds. Especially if you are a Bengali who has grown up listening to either Ranga Hashi Rashi Rashi, Oshoke Polashe, Ranga nesha… or Khelbo Holi Rong Debo na, Tai kokhono hoye? And must have once definitely giggled while playing Holi with a select few friends or perhaps a cousin when they come […]

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Paradoxes, Irrelevance and Chhapakhana Trails.

chhapakhana trails

Did you ever pick up an engraved wooden block up, dip it into the colour and print that on a sheet of cloth? If you haven’t, you’ve no clue how incredible it feels. The Future of the Past’s participant – The Chhapakhana Trails had given us this unique opportunity to experience this and many more. The Future of the Past […]

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Chidambaram’s session at Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet

P. Chidambaram, Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, Tata Steel Kalam

Literature festivals see an amalgamation of people across the cross section of the society, the young and the experienced, across all professions come and listen to eminent speakers whose topics range from Literature to Politics to everything that moves the society now. How could demonetisation not find a space in the Kolkata Literary Meet, patronised by Tata Steel in the […]

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Time we talk about the Kolkata Literature Festival 2017

#KLF17, Kolkata Literature Festival

Kolkata, India’s first city of books and literature has not only a history of producing the best of litterateurs but also college street, which is a book lover’s paradise, the International Kolkata Book Fair, which is the worlds most attended celebration of books, and the three literature festivals – one which happens inside the International Kolkata Book Fair – The […]

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Saga Dawa at Gangtok Sikkim.

saga dawa

If the Almighty restricts you from something, always know for a fact that something better awaits. I kept asking God, “What’s up? Why did you stop my North Sikkim trip? What would I do in Gangtok the entire day tomorrow?” Inside my head, I kept screaming, “Seriously? THIS much rain, God?” Almost crestfallen, I strolled down the hill trying to […]

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There’s no “Hindi Version of National Anthem”. Dear Indian Government, are you listening?

hindi version of jana gana mana

What was supposed to be an article to promote a Bengali film “Rajkahini” caught my attention for reasons not related to the film. Barring the first stanza of “Jana Gana Mana”, which is accepted as the Indian national anthem, director Srijit Mukherjee’s film had the latter 4 stanzas composed and sung in the film. Most of the national news agencies […]

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কৃষ্ণদেবপুরের গাজন উৎসব ২০১৪

Gajan festival, গাজন উৎসব

বিশ্বাসে মেলায় বস্তু || গাজন উৎসব ও চড়ক ‘ কৃষ্ণদেবপুর, পশ্চিম বাংলা ২০১৪ অনুবাদঃ তমোঘ্ন সরস্বতী (ছাত্র, নীল রতন সরকার মেডিক্যাল কলেজ ) ছবিঃ অনির্বাণ সাহা To read the blog post in English click here. “আপনারা কাল সন্ধ্যে অবধি থাকবেন তো?”, আমার উত্তরের অপেক্ষায় একদৃষ্টে বড় বড় চোখে সহাস্যবদনে শিশুটি তাকিয়ে ছিল আমার দিকে। আমার সামনে এক মন্দির চাতাল ভর্তি […]

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10 shades of Holi in Vrindavan & Mathura

Holi Widow in Vrindavan

Holi in Vrindavan & Mathura | Arghyadeep Roy and Anirban Saha | 27.03.2016  Radhe Radhe.   The Holi in Vrindavan and Mathura is already spoken much about on all travel and news portal. We could hardly add anything new to it. We could perhaps share our experience and we must say it was great! For those who still believe that Holi […]

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