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On the road to 2013!

2013 is a special year. When the sun dawns on the first of January, we would’ve kissed a rather tiresome year goodbye, what with the financial crisis in various parts of the world eating into our budgets. But most importantly,

Heaven of Freedom: Shantiniketan

“Where the mind is without fear, And the head is held high, Where knowledge is free.” -Rabindranath Tagore Our quest for such a place in Calcutta drove us hither and thither in the city. Peace encompassed us at Princep Ghat,

A Diamond in the Rough

For many years, I had been under the impression that if I wanted some peace and quiet, some place with manicured parks and gardens at every other corner and roads maintained and traffic managed to the point of perfection, I’d


We in Calcutta take matters of the palate very seriously. Almost as seriously as we take literature. Take George Bernard Shaw, for example. “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” We took that to heart. A little

More Than Just A Bus Ride

They say Calcutta is a magical city; it grows on you and once you’ve lived here, you’re never the same. True stuff. In my case however, there is this one thing that shows no signs of improvement and that is