Category Archives: Random Ramblings

Memories, nostalgia, musings, thoughts, ideas

Letters – The bygone era of Romance on Paper

So I came across an open invitation to a unique, if somewhat strange, meet-up the other day. ‘Bring a letter with you’, it said, ‘letter you received, or wrote yourself but did not post, or the one you found among … Continue reading

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Memoirs of Distant Winters – The Netherlands

  A part-by-part chronicle Part I Facebook is telling me that winter festivities have gripped the spirit of Kolkata! Tinsels are a-sparkling, bells are a-tinkling, plum cakes are doing the rounds… it’s the season to be jolly, to make the … Continue reading

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So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

It has been a long stint with my city, this time. Almost two and a half months! Two months of mad rushing around, visiting favourite people and places, gloriously enjoying being pampered by family and friends (aha re, kato duure … Continue reading

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The story of a 65-year old Kalipujo

It was a week before Kalipujo, 8 days before Diwali. Last minute frantic phone calls were going through – “How much are the tickets going for, now? My leave has been sanctioned!” … “I don’t think I’ll be able to … Continue reading

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Eating through a Calcutta Winter!

A list of my favourite winter delicacies Although the days are still hot and muggy, the nights are becoming pleasant; a chill is slowly creeping in the early morning air; and have you noticed that papery dryness in your skin after … Continue reading

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