April 28, 2018

China diaries 4

The recalcitrant taps I must admit that I hate public urinals, not to speak of the lavatories in India. They announce their presence by their offensive […]
April 28, 2018

China diaries 3

Trade As I sit in my room and browse the Chinese news channels, notwithstanding the fact that I comprehend nothing, save the pictures that explain most. […]
April 27, 2018

Chin diaries 1

I’m back today after a gruelling 12 days’ trip to the Orient, much of the time spent in China. China’s success in every conceivable field, agricultural, […]
April 27, 2018

The China diaries 2

The umbrella stories! I had switch station, and the rains were lashing out with no mercy. The rains witnessed a sudden emergence of tradespeople with varieties […]
April 7, 2018

Will Rosogollas work?

Last week I posted on the efforts of Mamata Banerjee, the CM of Bengal, in galvanizing the support for the formation of a ‘Federal front,’ to […]
April 4, 2018

The night raider, I.

This time it was the turn of Vistara, an airline in which I hold a frequent flier status and chose to take a flight the other […]
April 2, 2018

The deep divide!

I was born in Calcutta and grew up without the demonic interference of caste influence in the society. Bengal has been unbiased, open and warm to […]
March 31, 2018


Religious festivals in India always had a special flavour, everyone partaking in all joyous occasions. Durga pujas, Ganesh festivals, Navrathri or Deepavali, the festivals for Hindus, […]
March 30, 2018

Mamata on right tracks!

Close on the heels of her meet with Chandra Sekhara Rao, the CM of Telangana, who paid a visit on her to announce the likelihood of […]