Category Archives: social stories

How does a Bengali, staying outside West Bengal for work or education, feel during Durga Puja?

I am a Bengali working in a mining project in Chhattisgarh for the last 6 years. And in these 6 years, I have been home only 2 times during the Durga Puja. If you are here, you won’t feel the … Continue reading

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Why do the Bengalis hate the idea of Gorkhaland?

The problem of Gorkhaland is not a fight between the Bengalis and the Gorkhas. It’s a fight of inclusion and non-inclusion. Mainland Bengalis (from Kolkata) has a very weird idea of Bengal. For most elite, Bengali of Kolkata are the … Continue reading

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Corporations, hiring and background checks, need of the hour

Ma generally calls me in the evening. It’s my daily routine. So, today’s call was not an exception until she shared what had happened in our lake-town residence. The narration scared the shit out of me. My sister in law … Continue reading

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Two years of Blogging in WordPress.com

I started my tiny little steps of blogging more than 3 years ago in blogspot.in, but I was not a regular one there. Two years back I opened a wordpress.com blog and from that time I try to blog at-least … Continue reading

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Why is West Bengal so Underdeveloped?

Originally answered on quora by me. If you travel to WB after visiting Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore or Hyderabad, you will definitely believe that WB is extremely underdeveloped. But this scenario was not always there. Based on what I have heard … Continue reading

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Financial planning tips for young married couple

This question appeared in Quora and one of the answers caught my attention. After taking permission from the person who answered, I’m copying his answer as a post.   Here are a few ideas: Live on one salary and save … Continue reading

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The making of Tamma Tamma from Thanedar (1990)

It was the end of 80’s and the beginning of 90’s. Computers were unheard of in towns and villages. Cities were panicked that computers will eat away jobs due to automation. At that time, Indian music composer & singer Bappi … Continue reading

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