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]
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)!
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.