Rattling Ride to Nostalgia

I think, almost every vehicle makes a distinct noise. You might be facing a wall, but when you hear its sound, you can name the vehicle by it. Yes, mostly its meaningless noise. I somehow feel that my understanding of rhythm helps me to pin a particular sound to a particular mode of transport. Fascinated…

A ride of choice

Rasogolla, mishti doi, mach, tram, Durga Puja, Tagore, Howrah Bridge- everything unanimously resonating the Kolkata-feel. It so difficult to understand how symbolical things get as we move from classical to modern, old-school to new age, Calcutta to Kolkata. We move fast, every minute lost is every bit of us not being able to achieve our…

Long Days in the Sun

John Osborne’s immortal hero Jimmy Porter once reminisced of Edwardian grandeur as he talked of “Always the same picture: high summer, the long days in the sun, slim volumes of verse, crisp linen, the smell of starch.” However, Calcutta’s summer is no-how comparable to its English counterpart, which is a joyous occurring in the land…

Summerrrrrr….

Ask anybody in Calcutta which is their favourite Season? You will get a quick response that it is Winter. With the humid weather and the temperature soaring to 41 degrees, no one will be brave enough to answer that they love the Summer Season where they are being forced to suffer from the scorching sun’s…

Mind Duck

Mind Duck, a production of The Nautanki Company, a theatre group founded by Xaverians, Roshni Banerjee and Tejodipto Panda, makes you question everything you hear and see. Written and directed by none other than Tejodipto Panda, the play is multilingual, satirical and leaves the viewer mesmerised. The production was held on the evening of 11th…