Change is the only constant.. Changing times and Bangali der Nobo Borsho ( Bengali New Year)

“এই আকাশে, আমার মুক্তি আলোয় আলোয় আমার মুক্তি ধুলায় ধুলায় ঘাসে ঘাসে ॥ এই আকাশে আমার মুক্তি আলোয় আলোয়আমার মুক্তি আলোয় আলোয় এই আকাশে, আমার মুক্তি আলোয় আলোয় আমার মুক্তি ধুলায় ধুলায় ঘাসে ঘাসে ॥ এই আকাশে আমার মুক্তি আলোয় আলোয়” The Tagore song talking about the unbridled freedom of soul was what I was…

Jamshedpur – A city defined by it’s people

What is a city, But the people; True the people Are the city. – Coriolanus Jamshedpur was founded by industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata in the early 20th century. J.D Tata understood the potential of steel and thus was searching for a place to set up a steel plant . Finally he with the help of…

Jamshedpur chronicles –

Ruskin Bond during his maiden visit to the city of Jamshedpur said that he had a notion that he was going to a city where he would see a mammoth steel plant instead as his chopper was landing he saw a city covered with greenery. He added that while sitting in his Tata guest house…

Swara Samrat Festival – The saga

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Music gives expression to the unsaid words , it helps us to express our truest emotions love, pain, rage and loss. Quoting William Shakespeare: “The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved…

Homecoming……. When Mother Goddess comes home

“Didi I am coming home this Durga Puja! Ami Bari ashchi…….” The words were loud and clear though it came from thousands of miles away. My heart skipped a beat ‘ Bhai’ is coming home this pujo, my little brother my heart and soul , my partner in crime…My Brother. A tear or two tickled…

Wanderlust……

” Wanderlust” – A strong desire to travel If you have seen Satyajit Ray’s ‘Agauntuk’, you will be aware of this word used by Utpal Dutta. That was the first time I heard the word and was fascinated by it. Then came the poem ‘ Ulysses’ , in which Lord Tennyson poignantly captured the yearning…

5 things that you can do differently in Puri

Puri , this sea side holiday destination is a favourite among all tourists especially Bengalis. Puri for all tourists means the sea side surjourn , a visit to the Jagannath temple, dolphin sighting at Chilka and Konark. But how about a different holiday experience , how about unraveling some things that you have never explored…

Women in Shining Armour

“It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations.” Christine Gregoire Living up to a legacy is a daunting task and then building up to that and adding your own history is a…