A brief history of the Bengali Calendar and why India and Bangladesh celebrate the Bengali New Year on different days.Continue Reading →
An ad for a lesser-known Bullet - Enfield 200 - The Mini Bullet.
Google, it appears, cannot just stop itself from googling new names for its products.
At a time when an anglicised creole is the new lingua franca and I am identified and counted as a Bengali, I remain a Sylheti, from Shillong.Continue Reading →
Another attempt at reimagining iconic Bollywood scenes as a critique of contemporary issues in a comic book format.
The 'deewaar' of Aadhaar has people on both sides of the wall (and also many sitting on it)
Recreating a fading Makar Sankranti tradition from East Bengal and Assam.Continue Reading →
Interesting trivia on why the city of Shillong has been named so. Part four in the series of Shillong Stories…
Six-year-old Advay Choudhury live blogs the hatching of two pigeon eggs in his home balcony.
For my fellow Shillongites am putting together this little live blog, featuring posts on how people back home are celebrating.
Pandal-hopping is a Durga Puja essential. But for that you need to know where the pandals are. Use and contribute…