Category Archives: Reviews

The Morning After: Election Night 2016

DISCLAIMER: Musings and thoughts (not an opinion article) of an immigrant (an outsider?) as the day unfolds, as the verdict sinks in. “From here on in, I may be as woefully wrong as Humphrey Belcher, who decided the time was ripe … Continue reading

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Football: A Religion

It’s been a while I have been ensconced in the Americas, but I haven’t still transitioned completely.  For instance, I am yet to comfortably lapse into the word “soccer”, it is still “football” for me in a country where that … Continue reading

Posted in Calcutta and Bengali, Observer, Passions, Random, Reviews | 1 Comment

The Pioneer

The world is what it is today for what you gave its people. Counting losses, like the selfish people we are, the world will be a tired place without your visions to drive it on and forward. But looking back, … Continue reading

Posted in Loss, Passions, Reviews | 4 Comments

Inexplicable

Like many people out here, I am also posting the same article on my blog as the treasure it is. It is not to show-off, because that’s not what it is, but for remembering, for realizing and understanding and finally, … Continue reading

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That Dimpled Smile.

So, I went visiting yesterday, to all my favorite places and places that have been temporarily shut down, much like mine own, which have been prey to the predators called careers and fast life. To me blogs are places, homes … Continue reading

Posted in Bloggers, Friends, Laughs, Reviews | Tagged | 12 Comments

Draupadi: The Blame

The war of Kurukshestra, the clash of the mighty Kauravas and invincible Pandavas creating the epic called Mahabharata happened because of a woman called Draupadi. Wife to the Panadavas, daughter of Draupad, twin to Dhristadyumna, Draupadi was the leading lady … Continue reading

Posted in India, Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Reviews | 38 Comments

Football and Calcutta!

If you are in Bengal, you cannot help but be swept away by the Football Frenzy! Even the non-enthusiasts also are perfectly aware of what goes on, the finer details of the game, the latest news etc, so you can … Continue reading

Posted in Calcutta and Bengali, India, Passions, Reviews | 14 Comments

Durga Puja, Celebrations and Calcutta

Come to Calcutta in Saratkaal (not really Autumn, but in between the monsoon and the autumn) with the sparkling azure skies with the fluffiest white clouds cruising, a light breeze, and the greenery-turned-white with the gently swaying kash phool.  This is the … Continue reading

Posted in Calcutta and Bengali, India, Passions, Photography, Reviews | 42 Comments

Teachers: Now and Then

This post has been published by me on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 2; the second edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of … Continue reading

Posted in BAT, Contests, India, Reviews | 20 Comments

"I give you…. RUSSELLLL PETERSSSSS!!!"

“Some body’s gonna get hurt real bad” Sounds familiar? Aww, too bad I cannot simulate the intonation into the words, but those who do know these famous words know exactly it sounds like! Hilarious? Or “Mind Blaaasting”?? Oh yes, that’s, … Continue reading

Posted in Laughs, Passions, Reviews, Sarcasm | 9 Comments