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Why do Bengalis from Calcutta look down upon the Hindi language?

It’s a superiority complex that the Bengalis of Calcutta have. They look down upon anything not related to them. Most of the Bengalis of Calcutta have two different origin. The Bengalis who resided in the city for more than 150–180 … Continue reading

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Crazy One’s

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can … Continue reading

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How come Kabir is so popular as a philosopher but did not leave behind any cult or religion after him?

Did all philosopher leave behind a new cult or religion? I guess not. Plato was a great philosopher, so was Aristotle and Socrates. Did they leave behind new religion or cult? No. Philosophers are seekers of truth. They do not … Continue reading

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Is it okay if, at the age of 19, you have a new crush daily?

18–26 is the age where you meet a lot of temporary people in your life. Having a new crush daily at 19 is very common. We are mostly new to college. Most of Indians study in Boys schools or girls … Continue reading

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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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