A Kite on a Calcutta Sky

A Kite on a Calcutta Sky

All those kites are imperfectly square All of the kites are sheer clear light All of’em are made with some throwaway paper Flimsy, brittle, kitschy, never handled with care They sleep in a dingy dump on top of each other They catch a bad cold ‘n sneeze all...
My Aunt, and A True Love Story

My Aunt, and A True Love Story

This is about my aunt, and this is about Bengali music. This aunt of mine was my mother’s littlest sister. Her age was exactly in the middle of Ma and me. That means, when Ma was twenty, my aunt was ten, and I was born. Result was that when I opened my eyes and...
Very Deep Memories

Very Deep Memories

How far back can you go down memory lane? If you can do this fun exercise with me, you won’t be disappointed. In fact, it works like therapy. At least, it does for me. You close your eyes, relax in your couch or bed, turn down the lights, turn down the TV or...