The old demoness in our folktales

More often than not, the demoness entered our folktales when she was old. Her two protruding teeth were as big as the...

Bimal Roy – A sensible director

Bimal Roy was an Indian film director. He was famous for his realistic and socialistic films. There was much sensibility in his...

The Past is never dead

contrary to some wise sayings to the effect that what is gone, is gone forever. Our collective past lives in our beliefs,...

Reflections on the snail mail

It is Sasmita Kanungo’s sensitively written piece on her village postman, which I read long ago, that has triggered some thoughts in...

Prince Henry – The navigator

Prince Henry was a prince of Portugal in the 15th Century. He was born on 04th March 1394 and died on 13th...

Agni Purana – The ancient encyclopedia

There are eighteen puranas in Hinduism. Agni Purana is one of them. There are various opinions whether Agni Purana is a Shaiva...

Clubhouse on Android – Desperate Success

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last year or so, you've probably heard of clubhouse, an innovative audio-only communication...

On Telephonic conversation

The other day I had a successful four-and a half-minute telephonic conversation with a friend of mine; by “successful” what I mean...

Gratitude: A quality I discovered during the pandemic

During the 2nd wave of the Covid pandemic what lesson did you learn? I learnt the importance of gratitude. So, what is...

Sir Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton is a former English footballer who is considered as one of the best players of all time. In England...
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