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If one reads Purnendu Pattrea’s Purono Kolkatar Kathachitra (Tales of Old Calcutta), there is a fascinating list of Calcutta’s wonders listed at the start of the book in an old song by Rupchand Pokkhi. Rupchand lived between 1815 and 1890. … Continue reading

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Aubergine affaire d’amour

Skin that shines, as though the finest oils of Morocco have been anointing each luscious inch since it was first revealed to this world. Voluptuous curves that could make the beauties of Hindostan sigh in surrender. Flesh, sweet and unmarked … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Buildings of Calcutta

Young man, go East …………..but at your own peril! Considering that a large number of the East India Company clerks or writers were younger sons who had little or no claim to the family fortunes and the rest had hardly … Continue reading

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A rainbow cone at IKEA

For someone like me who has been in Australia for most of her life, it can sometimes be easy to forget about the things that bring a large number of people to these shores. When I came here, I was … Continue reading

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বুঝি না, বুঝতে পারি না, চাইও না/We do not understand, we are incapable of comprehending and we do not wish to either:

Originally posted on animikhRabindranath:
Regardless of whether Bengalis read Rabindranath Tagore’s work with attention or not, lately curiosity in Rabindranath as a person has flared up. This eagerness has recently found a new focus. This is what might be described…

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You and me

You and me, So whisper quiet, petal soft That only we could hear it, one from the other.

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Correspondence between Surajit Sinha, V.C Visva Bharati and Edith Geheeb

Originally posted on animikhRabindranath:
This post comes courtesy of my dear Facebook friend Sukanya Sinha. Her father Surajit Sinha was the Vice Chancellor of Visva Bharati University between 1975 and 1980. In Sukanya’s words: “While rummaging through old papers I…

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