Calcutta Cacophony at Icanflyy Cafe

  Looking for a cozy, comfortable as well as a pocket friendly place to hang out with your friends or destress yourself? Well, absolutely not a thing to worry about. Kolkata has now got it’s one of a kind cafe named ‘Icanflyy’ It is a very special kind of a cafe run entirely by young…

Thy Mother Cometh

  Being a middle class Bangali student, my evenings are spent in transit, from College Street to Kasba. My only relief during this commute, on rare occasions, is the chance to hop on a relatively less crowded AC Metro, from Central to Kalighat. But come end of monsoon, when torrential rain cause sporadic dampening of…

Portrait of a Cat

As you walk through the crowd of busy people, shadowed by their breath, in bright sunlight of Happy Lane, to your left will you find a grieving alley, which has got no name but just ‘adjacent to Happy Lane’, is where I recide. My house is a gloomy box with windows made of toughened glass,it…

It’s raining Popsicles at the Tea Trove

Kolkata monsoons are not just about the norwesters and Illish Maach for a Bengali. Kolkata has it’s own humidity woes too. Before the rain Gods decide to hit the shower button on us, Kolkata is in the state of sweat and stink both being directly proportional to each other. In the midst of all this,…

Sugar-coated পুরুষতন্ত্র

ছাপোষা বাঙালি পুরুষের মধ্যবিত্ত জীবনযাপন হল বাসে, ট্রামে,লাফিয়ে ঝাপিয়ে, নর্দমা বাঁচিয়ে , মহিলাদের তিরিক্ষি চাহনি অতিকষ্টে অবজ্ঞা করে, কোনমতে বাড়ি ফেরা| বিবাহিত হলে সেখানেও অশান্তি দন্ডায়মান| এ হেন পরিবেশে মানুষ তার হৃদয়ে সংরক্ষিত পুরুষতান্ত্রিকতা ভুলে গিয়ে জবুথবু হয়ে খবরের কাগজে মুখ লুকোয়| তার বাপ ঠাকুরদা যা করে এসেছে, কিংবা তার কয়েকজন মিত্র যেভাবে রমরমিয়ে সুপুরুষ…

Another Brick in the Wall

I do not know how many of you out there listen to Pink Floyd. Another Brick In The Wall, a song by the timeless band, makes you think. The song hits you hard. It makes you contemplate about your life, about what you are doing. Roger Waters’ voice affects you. You can’t help sitting up…

Contemporary Rabindra Jayanti

Rabindra Jayanti is the most widely observed cultural festival celebrated in remembrance of the Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary. This day is marked by Bengal’s pride and nostalgia. From reading Sahaj Path to Ghare Baire we all grew up with a perpetual love for Gurudev. And our pride lies in the diversity of Tagore’s…

MAY DAY

The world is observing the International Labour Day today. The day remembers the post-1886 Haymarket agitation, which altered the history of the labour world with a movement that talked about rights of the people who bring development through their toil. The United States of America that is perceived as the heaven for capitalists of communists…

The Snapchat Story

It’s been just a week when the mayhem over Snapchat, CEO’s statement stirred up the hornet’s nest. Every Social media app was flooded with posts of ‘trashing Snapchat.’ Those of you who are blissfully unaware of the mayhem caused, it all started with US-based news website Variety on Saturday quoted Snapchat’s ex-employee Anthony Pompliano as…

Jadavpur Model United Nations 2017

Months of hard work, strong commitment, smart publicity tactics and one big dream led to the grand success of Jadavpur University Model United Nations held from April 9-11, 2017. The registration desk was all set with its register and delegate kit from 8am to usher a total footfall of eight hundred people. With registrations over…

Mukut

  রাজা ভিক্ষায় নেমেছে মুকুটের জন্য। প্রজাগন তো ব্যতিব্যস্ত। একি কান্ড! রাজা কি পাগল হয়ে গেল? রাস্তাঘাট ভিড়ে ভিড়াক্কার। ছেলে-বুড়ো সকলে রাস্তায় নেমে পড়েছে। যানবাহন বন্ধ। রাজধানী স্তব্ধ। রাজা ভিক্ষায় নেমেছে মুকুটের জন্য।  আজ সকাল থেকে মুকুট পাওয়া যাচ্ছে না। নিছক গায়েব! প্রিভেনটিভ ডিটেনশন দ্বারা আসামিদের কারারুদ্ধ করা হয়েছে। গুপ্তচরেরা ছড়িয়ে পড়েছে চারিদিকে। চিরুনি তল্লাশি…