होली के कई रंग

होली के कई रंग

खट्टे मीठे दहीवड़े, मावे से भरे पुए, चाट पकोड़े और मुह मे पानी लाने वाले ढेर सारे पकवान जो सब मज़े से होली पर चटकाते है पर कभी सोचा, इन्हे बनाने वालो की क्या हालत होती है। सुबह माँ के साथ किच्चन मे जाओ तो सीधे शाम को बाहर आओ । ये बनाओ वो बनाओ […]

It ain’t going away!

It ain’t going away!

Strange isn’t it? Just yesterday, the 20th of March, we the ‘conscious intelligentsia’ marked two events or ‘international days’. One was the day of the house sparrow, and the other was the international day of Happiness, whatever that means. The sparrows that would nest in the rafters of our houses and bungalows a few decades […]

The future might not be so bright, but rather dark, dull and red

The future might not be so bright, but rather dark, dull and red

Mahtab Alam on books that he has read this week…. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells By all means turn away if you’re looking forward to read some fantastic futuristic world, with flying cars and intelligent AI. H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine is rather more of a philosophical novel than a science-fiction one, […]

On bookshelf, Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective from 221B Baker Street

On bookshelf, Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective from 221B Baker Street

Mahtab’s Bookshelf Here is the “Pick for the Week” series, I’ll help you pick your ‘to becoming’ favourite books, fiction as well as well as non-fiction, ranging from all genres and all ages, through a weekly series of mini completely spoiler-proof reviews.  You most likely don’t need me to tell you about the most competent, […]

On bookshelf, a war-fiction, brutal, beautiful and romantic

On bookshelf, a war-fiction, brutal, beautiful and romantic

Mahtab’s Bookshelf Amigos! Hope you’re all doing well. As this year draws to an end, there’s no better way to make the transition other than by reading a timeless classic. Here in the “Pick for the Week” series, I’ll help you pick your’ to becoming’ favourite books, fiction as well as non-fiction, ranging from all […]

On bookshelf, a contrast between “two” Indias

On bookshelf, a contrast between “two” Indias

Mahtab’s Bookshelf Here is the “Pick for the Week” series, I’ll help you pick your ‘to becoming’ favourite books, fiction as well as non-fiction, ranging from all genres and all ages, through a weekly series of mini completely spoiler –proof reviews. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga It’s no secret that rural India lags far […]

On bookshelf, a witty play on linguistic oppression

On bookshelf, a witty play on linguistic oppression

Mahtab’s Bookshelf Here in the “Pick for the Week” series, I’ll help you pick your’ to becoming’ favourite books, fiction as well as non-fiction, ranging from all genres and all ages, through weekly series of mini completely spoiler-proof reviews. Pygmalion by G.B. Shaw [THE MOTHER] How do you know that my son’s name is Freddy, […]

They aren’t just books, they are feast for the beast-sized hunger

They aren’t just books, they are feast for the beast-sized hunger

Mahtab’s Bookshelf Here is the “Pick for the Week” series, I’ll help you pick your ‘to becoming’ favourite books, fiction as well as well as non-fiction, ranging from all genres and all ages, through a weekly series of mini completely spoiler-proof reviews.  The following two aren’t just books, they are feast for the beast-sized hunger […]

Have a snicker, a guffaw, or a plain old chortle!

Have a snicker, a guffaw, or a plain old chortle!

Mahtab’s Bookshelf Here in the “Pick for the Week” series, I’ll help you pick your ‘to-becoming’ favourite books, fiction as well as non-fiction, ranging from all genres and all ages, through a weekly series of mini completely spoiler-proof reviews. It’s never bad to laugh, even in serious times, on serious issues. And this week, I […]

Great Gatsby the Wimpy Kid’s Godfather? Mockingbird!

Great Gatsby the Wimpy Kid’s Godfather? Mockingbird!

Mahtab’s Bookshelf Here in the “Pick for the Week” series, I’ll help you pick your ‘to-becoming’ favourite books, fiction as well as non-fiction, ranging from all genres and all ages, through a weekly series of mini completely spoiler-proof reviews. Pick for the Week #1- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s […]

My Four Day Darj Diwali… It’s Tihar!

My Four Day Darj Diwali… It’s Tihar!

[My Diwali:  a collection of personal perspectives from our readers, contributors, and interns. In this piece Rebecca Tamang describes the festival as it unfolds around the hills of Darjeeling and Sikkim] ‘Jhili Mili, Jhili Mili Deusu re!’ The hills of Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Siikimare alive with the sound of a special music… the Bhailo and […]

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