For my fellow Shillongites am putting together this little live blog, featuring posts on how people back home are celebrating.
You might have read the reviews, or better still, watched the ‘motion picture’. Shoojit Sircar’s Piku brings out the poop (or rather the lack of it) obsession from the Bangali bhadrolok’s household to the silver screen, much to the amusement of us Bangalis and oBangalis (non-Bengalis) alike. Not sure if any other community is as [Read more]
The art of poster art is slowly fading away. What we have now are mostly half-funny memes, that for most of the time don’t make any sense to me (I too occasionally create a few). Today is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 117th birth anniversary, and I had saved this poster from the 1940s – a [Read more]
Suchitra Sen (April 6, 1931 – January 17, 2014) "I am to be seen only on screen because I am an actress." – Suchitra Sen (1931-2014) — Bollywood Trivia (@BollywoodTrivia) January 17, 2014
It’s a fresh year for the Assamese, Tamils, Malayalis, Punjabis, Nepalis and Bengalis. Today is Pohela Boishakh, the Bengali New Year’s Day and the new year is 1420. An unofficial Google doodle for the occasion. শুভ নববর্ষ (Shubho Noboborsho)!
So Poltu will be the 13th President of the Republic of India. I think it is good for the psychology of the Republic that we will soon have a President PM who is known to break into laughter once in a while, given that our Prime Minister is notorious for his deadpan expression. President Poltu [Read more]
The first Bengali, as recorded, who came to Shillong was the successful trader Golam Haider, who was the supplier to the Raj in Cherrapunji, the district head quarters. he established his ‘Golam Haider and Sons,’ the only departmental store in the centrally located Police Bazar in 1878.