Apparently, nothing is enough #RIP, SSR

In a city where millions of dreams chasing the glamour have been crushed before or after being born, Sushant Singh Rajput, the outsider from Patna had made it to the top ten. He had rightfully earned money, glamour and all good things that come together with it,and most importantly a name for himself. But apparently…

#My ‘unlock’ journey to workplace

Unlock 1.0 has begun on 1st of this month in our country. Offices – both private and public, malls, holy places, restaurants, hotels have all been allowed to open and do business ‘as usual’ after taking the necessary precautions. Public transport is on the road, albeit small in number and also with the stipulation that…

#Birthday Wishes

It was a pleasant surprise to wake up to tons of birthday wishes from batchmates in school, I have not met in 32 years, to be exact. After the Xth Boards, we spread in calling to stream preferences and since I chose Commerce, which was unavailable in my alma mater at that time I had…

Lockdown Diaries

I met Ritika ( we call her Tick affectionately) today on my way to the bank. And She looked all new. Glowing skin, shiny hair and quite a few kilos shed. After our usual chit-chat, I asked her what was topmost in my mind. What is your secret to this new avatar, Tik ? (Ritika…

Boori’s Story

This is the story of a thin hungry yet-to-mature-into-an-adult dog who took shelter in the narrow rear alley of the building I live in. Clearly starving but utterly delightful this neither-puppy-nor- adult-dog would melt anybody’s heart with its soulful eyes and abundance of affection. Or so I thought. I started offering the remnants of our…

Proud to Present

The Journalism and Mass Communication department of our College (Netaji Nagar College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, where I work) publishes tabloids, journals, wall magazines as part of its regular schedule. Locked down from such activities through government order, they have launched a blog on WordPress in May and within a fortnight gained massive popularity. I…

Coconut, not Pineapple

That’s what the police are claiming was stuffed with crackers and was fed to the ill-fated elephant as early as on May 12. The Wilson fellow who was arrested yesterday led the police to the shed where the explosives are prepared. Wilson is a rubber tapper and works in the farm of Abdul Kareem, that…

#Hang them

Industrialist Ratan Tata has called the murder of the pregnant pachyderm in Kerala a ‘meditated murder’. True. “It is certain that she was offered the pineapple filled with crackers to eliminate her,” Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden Surendrakumar told PTI. The accident theory (the animal ate the cracker laden fruit in…

Hang them

I am pointing squarely to those, who murdered a pregnant elephant by feeding her cracker laden pineapple. Hang them. Or, if the law of the land is too lenient to do it, starve them for a week, then prise open their mouths and force a cracker laden pineapple down each of their throats. So that…