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Prologue :   The festival of colours called “Holi” is unique in its own way and is mostly liked by all. As a small girl, I too liked it like any other child and used to play holi with children of our neighbourhood. Those were the days when pure “Abeer “ or “Gulal” used to [...]
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Reviewer analysis The memories of childhood are things which we adults always love to treasure and fondly remember. We also love to revisit those days and later narrate them to our children. Mark Twain had nicely sketched all bittersweet and mischievous characters in in his stories. We can all identify and relate to characters of [...]
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Life is an amazing journey. We the ordinary travelers in this wonderful planet called earth, come across so many people. Some are our close ones like our kith and kin who are destined to spend time with us for a greater period of our life time. There are others who too make their appearance when our [...]
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Reviewer analysis Visiting grandparent's house had always been fun. Indulgence, good food, meeting cousins,  never ending celebrations and grandma's stories were the major attractions which we cherished and longed for. My maternal grandfather died when I was very small and I have faint memories of him taking me to the park and buying toffee. But [...]
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Prologue : We are the Bengalis who moved out of Bengal a long time ago. Work brought us to other cities. We adapted ourselves to various cultures and enjoyed being part of spiritual occasions of different states, but sometimes in the back of the minds we longed to give our children an experience of the [...]
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Revisiting the days of childhood has become my favourite pastime now. It seems like yesterday when I was a little girl going to school. Those were the days of a carefree life. We had a perfect allocation of play-time and study-time. Holidays and Sundays were enjoyable. Whenever I look back, the names of those simple [...]
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The strong wind due to the thunder storm probably broke some window panes. It probably snapped some overhead power lines. The electricity went off and there was darkness in the house. The storm also brought torrential rains with it. Chandra struggled hard to close the glass windows against the strong winds and rain. She wanted [...]
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Life is a great teacher - sometimes out of desperation we end up doing things which teach us lessons for life. This was around nineteen - twenty years back. We were then living in Pune as my husband was posted there. My daughter was studying in high school. My son was about to join a [...]
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Reviewer analysis Children are always taught that good things happen to good people and wicked people will always be punished. We as children also believed in that. But we sometimes thought that if we come across some wicked people, it would be our duty to punish them. I was very attached to my cousin brother [...]
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I have never travelled much by local trains in Mumbai. But during my stay in Kolkata, I often had to commute from my in-laws home at Bardhaman to Kolkata or vise versa. During office hours the local trains were very crowded. But yes, if one still managed to get a seat by the window, the [...]
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Reviewer analysis Miracles happen. Whether it happens for anybody at random or for a chosen few, I really don’t know. I can’t recall any miracle from my life but have heard a story from my father-in-law. He is a doctor. Those days he was getting ready to join the Royal College of Surgeons in UK [...]
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