Blogs on a variety of subjects and issues.
There can be many reasons behind fear but the one that I have encountered is self-doubt.
Naxalites are locked in combat with the state in these beautiful lands. This is the Red corridor – iron rich, Maoist-dominated. The visitor seldom gets to meet Maoists but their presence is easily felt.
বাংলাভাষা ও বাঙালি চরিত্র
সংস্কৃত “প্রীতি’ শব্দের মধ্যে একটা বিমল উদার মানসিক ভাব নিহিত আছে। কিন্তু বাংলা “পিরিতি’ শব্দের মধ্যে সেই বিশুদ্ধ ভাবটুকু নাই।
Vivekananda: One of India’s leading lights
Swami Vivekananda is often seen as a Hindu religious figure, but he is much more than that. A social reformer who shook the world by his words reverberating what an inclusive and progressive India stands for.
Devyani: Another Viewpoint
India is ruled by the bureaucrats is evident in this mess. The bureaucracy has closed ranks and is shamelessly trying to protect one of their own
How I Celebrated Diwali This Year in America
It put a big smile on my face. I realized I didn’t wait for big media — CNN, Fox or New York Times — to tell Americans about Diwali.
Mourning Manna Dey and His Magical Music
I knew Manna Dey through that little transistor radio we had in our home in Calcutta
Is Tollywood Thinking Too Much?
A look at some of the intriguing issues which Tollywood’s big and small production houses are exploring through their movies in the past few years.
What’s with Science in Bengal?
Many Bengali researchers are doing brilliant science in premier labs outside India but Kolkata has failed to hold back its enormous talent pool.
Even I have a Village
Sepia-tinted picture-postcard images of children, my grand uncles and aunts, pottering around in the courtyard, elderly women fetching water transported me in time.
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Mother’s Day: My Salute to the Working Mother
On this Mother’s Day, let’s sing a praise for the working, sacrificing mother all over the world.