People in Bangladesh and in the entire east and southeast Asia including Japan and parts of China mainly eat rice. I once inquired about roti in Singapore and immediately wished I hadn’t. It’s as futile to look for veg dishes in any of these countries as for roti.
Maybe I have been over-exposed to better, world cinema and suspense thrillers are my favourite genre. But that would be giving way more credit to Race 2 than it deserves. Despite all the brouhaha, Race 2 disappoints even as a typical Bollywood potboiler.
Diwali which marks the return of Ram from his fourteen years in exile in the present time means so much more than just his return. The multifarious activities that revolve around it would have been beyond ram’s power to comprehend.
The project is being assisted by BESU and IIT, Kgp among others. Here is a small excerpt of a page in the site.
What is unique to Kolkata’s Durga Puja is the quest for creativity, the insatiable urge to create something new. And it is for this reason that I will always feel that Kolkata’s Durga Puja can perhaps never be paralleled.
This development is welcome for the sake of Bengal art, but then the question is how long the ‘interest’ will sustain. From what understands with a little interest in the subject, Bengal art is relatively cheaper and maybe – as Christie feels – unexplored to a large extent.
How much does the heading convey a Bengali’s anguish at the rarity of Bengali food joints I don’t know, but several factors do stand out as to why that is so. As Labonita Ghosh in her article in DNA points out, Bengalis are not too entrepreneurial, which probably explains why the number of eateries hasn’t […]
The apartment did not exactly reverberate with revelry. But small pieces of actions here and there were just about enough to keep the proceedings alive. After all what is Holi if there is no color in small mischiefs, and even smaller get-togethers. People are busy. More than that they have money. So a row of […]
Those among us who are strongly partisan with their religions may find tomorrow a day of consternation. For, tomorrow comes a rare confluence of 3 major festivals of 3 different faiths – Holi, Good Friday, and Fateha Doaz Daham. [Picture above courtesy TT] It’s something that many say has never happened before. But since all […]
When they were named Rabindranath, their parents certainly hoped that the talent of the Nobel laureate would rub off on their offspring. Some amount does seem to have rubbed off but in a wrong way, for otherwise the honorable MLAs, Rabindranath Bhattacharya and Rabindranath Ghosh wouldn’t be what they are today. They have of late […]