The Broken Spirit

The Broken Spirit

The old house, especially the north wing, seemed to have collapsed inwardly on itself, like something heavy had sat on the roof and sagged it. The slates on the roof were covered with patches of moss or lichen. Time had performed irreversible deeds upon the crumbled...
A for Adda – Kolkata Chronicles

A for Adda – Kolkata Chronicles

P.C. Caleidoscope.in With the ongoing lockdown, the Kolkata police is being extra vigilant to dismiss any gathering on the road. And who is giving them the hardest time of all? The adda thheks. Adda is an essential part and parcel of the Kolkata culture and Bengalis...

The Language Debacles

So the 2.0 version of the Modi Government starts with an education minister who had once claimed, “Astrology is No 1 Science in the World.” And a new controversy, “Hindi should be made mandatory in school syllabus of all the non Hindi speaking state.” Tamil Nadu roars...
Diary of a makeup-challenged girl

Diary of a makeup-challenged girl

The clock was ticking away in glory and I was racing against time. The tiffin was packed, gulping down the semi solid oats and not-so-hot tea and a quick goodbye to hubby dear, I rushed down the stairs to reach office on time. A local uncle gave a curious look at me...