My Reaction to Kadambari Devi’s Suicide Note by Ranjan Bandyopadhyay #227

Kadambari Devi was married to Rabindranath Tagore’s older brother at the age of 9. Rabindranath and Kadambari were of the same age-group. Growing up in a giant family with so many siblings, Tagore did not get much of his parents attention. Kadambari was his playmate, the very first audience to his many of his timeless literary works, a fan and a critic.

Stereotyping : A common problem #81

“… your name please?” “Progga…” “Sorry, what?” “Pragya… P-r-a-g-y-a” “You are a Bengali right? Obhijit, Obhishek… ‘O’s everywhere”.The guy burst out in laughter thinking how funny he was. As a Bengali working in a multural cultural workplace I am used to these stereotypes. Today I want to take this opportunity to explain everything that is […]

What make me less Bengali #60

Background: I’m a Bengali living far away from my near and dear ones for the sake of my job. That “far away” is still in India but this part of the country barely has any similarity in culture, language, food habits with my background. This is Hyderabad, my current “not”-home. Bengalis are known for their […]