I would like to go back in time to revisit stories from the 16th century and perhaps even times ancient than that. The stories revolve around Jain philosophies and practices. There will be key takeaways that can be applied to our modern-day lifestyles.
The chapters are precise and to the point and the language is simple. In total the book has 36 pages and 26 chapters. I would recommend you to read this book if you wish to be briefly acquainted with interesting trivia of South India.
Good, relatable humour in current times is like an oasis in a desert! Radhika Acharya's - The Adventures of the JP Family promises chuckles and laughter.
Know what made Sayan Bhattacharya's Book - My Land Across the Border, a must-read for me and why the story shall continue to live for long in my mind.
The roller-coaster ride that it was, the challenge had it's own share of ups and downs but on the last day, I was only filled with joy to have successfully complete the challenge.
At Burrabazar, Kamal owns a humble stall full of beautiful bangles. I visited his stall to buy bangles for the upcoming wedding of my cousin. While in Jaipur and Hyderabad, it is common to find dedicated bangle markets, in Kolkata there aren't many options. The busy street next to Satyanarayan A.C. Market is one option... Continue Reading →
My friend and me would visit the sugarcane juice seller after school. The drink helped us to rejuvenate and refresh our senses. Stacks of sugarcanes piled up on the cart would entice us to enjoy a kulhar of the cold fresh, juice. To beat the summer heat, this was our favourite option! Not cold drinks,... Continue Reading →
Manish has the same shrill voice, the same gait and a similar dressing style - said my dadi. Sharing a resemblance with his father and continuing with his business, Manish was the kulfi wala who visited our locality in the evenings. Carrying a huge container full of ice and molds of creamy kulfi, he was... Continue Reading →
Making many baskets, the skilled craftsmen sell beautiful jhuris (Bengali word for baskets) in the bylanes of Brabourne road. The baskets are used to keep fruits and odd nick nacks in many households. Suresh and his brother have been sustaining the trade of the family. Weaving sturdy baskets can take anywhere from an hour and more.... Continue Reading →