The Bengalis of Shillong

The first Bengali, as recorded, who came to Shillong was the successful trader Golam Haider, who was the supplier to…

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Mahalaya: The Advent of Autumn

Today is Mahalaya, the day of invocation of goddess Durga in her Mahisasurmardini form (the slayer of the demon Mahisasur).…

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Against Terror. In all Forms

It’s November 26. Said to be the day we commemorate what is often called India’s 9/11. The date-month order may…

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By the way, Shillong is in Sikkim

…or at least some people at The Indian Express think so. I wouldn’t have otherwise posted about this ‘oversight’, but…

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Train Announcement Ringtones

The ambience of an Indian railway station is incomplete without the pre-recorded female voice that informs passengers of the arrivals and departure of trains. The arrival of computerised announcement system…Continue Reading →