Head elsewhere!

May 20, 2014

Recent interesting reads Starting from now, I’ll be sharing roundups with links to smart, interesting and original stories and projects. Today – development, prison tales and two Indian cities. 80% of the world’s poorest live in 10 countries, says a new World Bank report. In Kolkata, creativity triumphs over...

Where to find soul

April 14, 2013

Kolkata. The city is like a book so rich with content that an endless number of chapters will not suffice. There is the old Kolkata (which the British, who had troubles pronouncing the native names of India’s cities, named “Calcutta” but since 2001 goes by the name Kolkata again),...

Working away in Kolkata’s streets

March 14, 2013

The streets in northern Kolkata – Chitpur, Jorasanko, Shyambazar, Lalbazar, Shovabazar and elsewhere – are more than stretches connecting the dots. You spend time on the streets not just going from place to place, but also to socialize, pass time and see what is happening in the neighborhood. And,...