How the death of Sushant Singh and George Floyd exposed the Hypocrisy of Indians #MondayMusings

I want to talk about two recent sad deaths. One of George Floyd and the other Sushant Singh Rajput (who was incidentally my neighbor for a couple of months). Let me first begin with a childhood story about one of my neighbors, that I recollected after I saw Indians posting vehemently on Social Media with … Continue reading How the death of Sushant Singh and George Floyd exposed the Hypocrisy of Indians #MondayMusings

Life in the times of Corona #stayhomestaysafe

There was a time in life where I had run the house without any maid. However, back then I was a newly married girl and a smile was enough to make the husband do the dishes. A small pouty 'please' made the husband mop the floors. Thus, the hardest reality this lockdown brought in front of me is that I have grown old and no amount of smile, grin, pout is enough to make the better half move away from his laptop. Every 'please' falls to deaf ears and rather bounces back with 'cha dao' (give me tea).

Why Bengalis Eat Non-Vegetarian Food During Durga Puja #wordsmatter

It's not that time of the year without noise, celebrations, festivities, laughter, new clothes, makeup, adda with friends and family and most importantly pandal hopping and gorging on Bengali delicacies. This is the time when Bengalis all over the world celebrate the biggest festival in a Bong's calendar, Durga Puja. For most Indians, Diwali is … Continue reading Why Bengalis Eat Non-Vegetarian Food During Durga Puja #wordsmatter