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Tag: inequality

Aparna Sen

Aparna Sen remains an extended crush since childhood. It is an unending fascination for the woman she is and her contribution to the Bengal film industry. I used to cut and glue…

The Cursed Widows of India

She stood bent over her years. Long hair, large eyes,and lips that constantly sang her every-morning hymn for Krishna. Her prayers to the lord were to pass her over to the other…

Un-United in the USA

George Floyd, a black man, was killed in cold blood by a cop in Minnesota. There are allegations that he refused to listen to the cops and that he was inebriated, and…

Amphan Isn’t a New Story

My first experience with the rains of Calcutta was many years ago. It was for the first time that I was witnessed the fury of the lashing Bengal monsoon rains: the Kalboishakhi.…

Teen Choto Chamooch (Migrant Stories #1)

This is the first article in a series about the untold stories of displaced immigrants & migrants. Sobha Das was waiting for days and nights for his return. After the storm broke…

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.…