Carcinogen: A Review

  The Nautanki Company took stage, this 8th and 11th of July. They returned with Carcinogen, after the tremendous success that they found with The Surrealists. Again, before we praise and/or criticize the play, we need to understand that some plays are people pleasing, while some are grotesquely real. Carcinogen, in banners, posters, is depicted,…

Tea in a Glass

What is it about being a South Pointer who performs at GD Birla, quite frequently? It is the quick treats at The Dhaba, at Ballygunge Phnari. I remember crowded evenings at the eatery when Some Nepalese boys and I used to bond over Tandoori Fish and Keema Palang. I can’t comment on the Punjabi authenticity…

Grandpa’s crescent moon

  I bowed my head in prayer. Ammi’s voice sounded behind me “Keep your back rounded Jaan, don’t slouch!”. I straightened up, turned ny face to the east at the dining table laden with my most favourite treats. Lentils in a spicy salad, different mutton delicacies, beef biryani and of course HALEEM. For those of…