Monthly Archives: June 2012

Turtle Diaries

JJ is a “Red Eared Slider Turtle”. He came to be with us as my 25th Birthday present. Following are a few photographs from JJ’s first few days with us. Looking into the Ocean: This picture of JJ was taken … Continue reading

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Phone Hunt

Using a Nokia 3110 for five years is stretching things a bit too far. Bought at a modest amount of 5000 rupees with my first salary, I can hardly complain about the durability, sturdiness and all the other adjectives that … Continue reading

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Ode to Dadu

During my childhood summer vacations, we would invariably pack our suitcases and after 3 days inside a hot, humid and packed train, we would reach Kolkata. Being the home of all our relatives our first step always used to be … Continue reading

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“I am a Bengali”

Coming out of Charni Road station West, I entered a silent, deserted road with a single taxi. Everything about the day was silent. The sky was grey and laden with clouds, no birds in the sky and a suffocating silence everywhere. It was … Continue reading

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Accepting Religion

For a very long time, I used to think of Hindus as a confused lot. Born in a hindu-brahmin family, I grew up with a healthy dosage of various trips to temples, fasts, prayers, festivities, etc. But every time it … Continue reading

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