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January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021

Because ‘boys will be boys’

Rape is the easiest of all crimes and most probably the laxest too in our country.

January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021

Understanding tandoori chai

It’s certainly an impressive trick! Small terracotta pots preheated in big tandoor like stoves; milk boiled at a high heat until it becomes all creamy and thick, and tea liquor brewed with sticks...

January 5, 2021
January 5, 2021

Silver linings of the year that was

Twenty-twenty was a terrible year. We lost many of our loved ones, respected members of our society; there was a complete lockdown, the economy came to a standstill, many of us lost our jobs.

December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020

When weddings are a cosy affair

My father loved match-making and has to his name the success of more than ten successful matches, some of them going strong still, some celebrating their 50th year together! What made him the...

December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020

A Christmas outdoors

Christmas of 2020 should follow the lead and be celebrated on a small scale. Blessing this year’s holiday season is a mild winter cold wave,

December 8, 2020
December 8, 2020

Women’s banking for dummies

For me, placing coins in lucky bamboo or money plant pots and to think that money would grow from it, is more or less the right way out to earning and saving money; but alas, if only money grew on...

November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020

An obliging mother

Once you become a parent, you unknowingly sign a contract for a lifetime of bondage. Imagine the things you had to do or are still doing in that role— that’s enough proof that you are indeed...

October 27, 2020
October 27, 2020

Of patriarchy and a need to change

People invariably get hurt by loved ones; whether they meant to do it or not remains another question to ponder on. I am talking about family elders, who should by now know how to conduct...

October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020

Ilish fiesta

It was already cloudy when we started early in the morning for a launch ride over the mighty Padma. The unpredictable weather was an impending threat, and our only concern was whether a...

October 13, 2020
October 13, 2020

Vibrant hues

There is something about the red and white; it reminds me of Apu and Durga, or Devdas and Paro, and invariably in a Sarat or autumn setting.