The Bong Connection

“You never forget your mother tongue, unless you wish to forget it.” ~ Agantuk (a.k.a.The Stranger) (1991) You can take someone outside Kolkata, but you can’t take out Kolkata from him. The City of Joy, Kolkata as termed by Dominique Lapierre deluges with culture unlike any other city. Kolkata, where a stranger can invite you…

A loner in the crowd – Narrative of an introvert

A lot of people wear the “introvert” badge with pride, an acknowledgment of a shared, perfectly healthy appetite for alone time. We are conditioned in our culture to think solitude equals loneliness, but that is frequently not the case. For many of us, many experiences are enhanced when we do them alone. But different people…

How to convince someone to date you?

The last decade has seen a paradigm shift in dating trends and it’s hitting the new generation hard. Today, we have a particular name for every phase a relationship goes through and made it way more demanding than what it’s supposed to be. Even Facebook has different options in denoting one’s relationship status. As per…

Prateek Kuhad- A therapist in the form of a musician

“We demand closure as though our lives were put together as neatly as novels, but the fact of the matter is they’re not. In real life, relationships are messy and poorly written, ending too early or too late and sometimes in the middle of a sentence.” ~ Beau Taplin Prateek Kuhad, an Indian singer-songwriter has…

Why the Little Things are important in love and friendship?

My best friend always makes sure that she’s on the side of the road where the traffic is coming from when we cross together. When I noticed this, it started driving me nuts. Surely she must know that I am perfectly capable of crossing the road on my own, mustn’t she? I’ve done it for…

A Walk in the Dilwale city

“I asked my soul: What is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body, Delhi its life” ~ Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib Delhi- the streets, the roads, and lanes that see no end; they will always remind you of a long lost friend. Sometimes loud or rough, sometimes loving; sometimes tame. Every time you come…