October 26, 2019

The firecrackers!

The news for an industry starved Bengal is that a firecracker industry is growing around Champahati and the claim that it will replace Sivakasi, the oldest […]
October 22, 2019

China 2019-3

As I retire tired, I put on the only English TV channel, BBC, that is available in my hotel. The news of third-quarter GDP growth of […]
October 22, 2019

China 2019-2

Our business chamber had a visiting group from a private university, a couple of weeks ago. One of the officials slipped her card to me and […]
October 4, 2019

Much ado about nothing-5!

My mind shreds in millions of pieces when it is a holiday, and I find nothing to lament over. Why mind wanders listlessly, I wonder and […]
September 30, 2019

The hijack of Durga!

Nature fights to remain in place, unfailingly appearing as the swaying ‘Khas’ flowers, announcing the arrival of Ma Durga, the slayer goddess of the Buffalo demon, […]
September 29, 2019

Keezhadi

Tamil civilization moving towards Sind around 2600 BCE has come to the fore from the excavations in Keezhadi, Tamil Nadu. The site is barely 13 kilometres […]
January 9, 2019

The Madarasi Canteen and other stories!

Preservation of heritage need not confine only to old edifices but more importantly should include attires, customs, including food and other habits. The beauty of the […]
December 28, 2018

Mamata’s masterstroke!

Darjeeling is the crown of West Bengal, ignored for long many decades. The district, associated with the world-famous tea suffered in the wake of successive disturbances […]
October 11, 2018

She has arrived, Durga!

The light nip in the morning air and the sway of the blooming ‘khas’ flowers announced the arrival of the greatest auspicious celebration, the appearance of […]