Avidip, one of our favourite sketchers has had an immense influence on getting us to write this blog. Chandan nagar or Chandernagore was as remotly placed as one can imagine in our mind spaces, until he showed us the bygone beauty of this colony through his fast paced sketching style. […]
A lot goes on in an urban scenario on women empowerment, body shaming, women rights, feminism and the list is endless. These aspects are used quite optimally to build brand equities and dopomine rush. Ironically, the skilled women from the dust & the mud houses are oblivious to their mammoth [&h...
The more I delve deeper into the fabric of this city, my sub-conscious sensibilities seem to level up on the surface of my conscious mind. I feel belonged. Kumartuli aka the sculptor’s quarter in Kolkata, is one such place that would invariably bring up the folk lore back in ones […]
Bengal perhaps has the most significant space when one recollects about reforms, revolutions, cultural upheavals and most importantly the English influenced architectural galore with native sensibilities. The conspicuously comprehensible rationale to this was the foundation that was laid on this fer...
Patuas, popularly known as Chitrakars in Bengal, are perhaps the most undermined skilled individuals in the field of art.
I have always been known for taking impulsive calls for both important and trivial decisions in life. NO REGRETS, whatsoever! I believe, like many of us, I too was conditioned to follow the herd, in effect of which I think I continued to be an emotionally average person for a […]
While I was serving my notice period in my organisation, I was able to gather time to connect back with my old friends from school, university & my erstwhile organisations. All these were happening in the midst of the hustle & bustle of office, strategizing ways to dispose off my […]
Kolkata had always been “The destination” for almost all my summer vacations as far as I remember. Thanks to my father’s job description, which not only got him and his family transferred to different places in North India, it also taught us the skill to board the locomotives within 5 [&hellip...
As I was naval-gazing on how my perspective should be positioned in Kolkata hereafter, our chauffer Jumon had already parked the car in the designated garage of our apartment complex and I was home. A warm and ritualized gesture of Jumon not letting me offload luggage from the boot, was […]
Would you believe me, if I said…My endorphins get released in a state of being aimless and blank?I feel there is nothing better than a train journey that accelerates the release of those hormones when the vast and never ending farm lands of rustic India keep passing by without any […]