Category Archives: Happening

“A Death in the Gunj”- movie review and tête-à-tête with Sirsha Ray

I saw A Death in the Gunj last week. There’s a sense of haunting melancholia that has stayed with me since then. The movie, set in the 1979 of McCluskieganj, deals with a discordant family and certain very complex inter-personal … Continue reading

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Noboborsho- shekal ekal

I was really in a dilemma whether to write this in Bangla or not. Bangla is an emotion and is THE language to write in, when it comes to write about the Bangla New Year or Noboborsho. But then I … Continue reading

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Malyasian Palm Oil and it’s 100th Year!

To be honest, the first and last I had heard of Palm Oil was when I was very very young.  There was a major furor regarding the ill effects of Palm Oil. That dissipated and that was it, till decades … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Men – a story…

It’s a sunny Wednesday morning. Shirin woke up early, finished her morning chores and headed out. She will be going to Raang today, the small market town nearest to her home, to pay the monthly instalment that she doles out … Continue reading

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পুজোর খাওয়া দাওয়া

বাঙালির উৎসব মানেই খাওয়া দাওয়া | এখানে বাঙালি বলতে আমি পৃথিবীর আনাচে কানাচে ছড়িয়ে থাকা “জন্মগত” বাঙালি এবং বাংলার শহর-গ্রামের ভিন্ন ভাষাভাষী, অথচ “মনেপ্রাণে” বাঙালি – দুই-ই বোঝাচ্ছি | তাই বাঙালির প্রাণের উৎসব – দূর্গা পুজো – এসে গেল, অথচ … Continue reading

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