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Mythology/Folklore

IT IS A TIME OF REFLECTIONS

Today I remember the Mahalaya of my childhood in Shillong. The soft winter rays on the leftover diamond-like raindrops on our roofs. The early foggy morning bath in the mist-filled mountains, full…

राम-नाम का अहम – A Poem By Nishant Basu

जो राम शांति और शालीनता की पराकाष्ठा हैं , उनके नाम को लेकर उनके भक्तो का अहम सुनाती कविता। ❧ अहम ? मेरे राम में कैसा अहम? जिसने सबरी के आधे-जूठे, बेर…

Heralding Poila Boisakh Amid the Chaos of 2020

Today on Poila Boisakh, the customer is treated like Lakshmi and as the businessman closes accounts for the year, he offers the customer sweets and a gift, thanking them for their patronage.…

Crossing the Lakshman Rekha

I have the privilege to be able to love this lockdown; it’s come at such a cost for so many. I do occasionally miss my cafe and the staff who know my…