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What’s in the name?

One of things that I miss in India is calling cities by the names christened by the British. I love cities being called as Bombay, Calcutta and Madras.  It can be argued that a name does not change anything. Ahem! Name changes everything. Bombay to me died the day it became Mumbai. Bombay was much… Continue reading What’s in the name?

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Dear Konnagar,

It was my summer vacation and every summer vacation it was a routine to visit Kolkata. I was grumbling because this trip was the last thing that I wanted. I had to do this trip since it was an obligation.  I was watching TV in my uncle’s house.  My parents had gone out with my aunt… Continue reading Dear Konnagar,