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  • Khabar, Khabar...Khanikta Khabar!!

    " O Ma! khete debe kokhon? ( Oh Mother, when will you give me food to eat?) " Ei toh Tubai, khete diechi! Boshe por! ( Here Tubai, your food is served. Take a seat)   Bengalis are very well-known foodies..   There are six different tastes to which the Bengali palate caters to :&nbs...

    Tags: Bengali Culture Food Tradition Style

  • Fireflies

    Here come real stars to fill the upper skies, And here on earth come emulating flies, That though they never equal stars in size, (And they were never really stars at heart) Achieve at times a very star-like start. Only, of course, they can’t sustain the part. –  &nb...

    Tags: Fireflies Childhood Bengali Blues Thoughts Memories

  • A Foreign Homeland - Capturing Indians Through A Diasporic Lens

    "When I first started writing I was not conscious that my subject was the Indian-American experience. What drew me to my craft was the desire to force the two worlds I occupied to mingle on the page as I was not brave enough, or mature enough, to allow in life." - Jhumpa Lahiri     ...

    Tags: Bengali Homeland Diaspora Writing