Again starting with an advertisement hoarding going round WhatsApp group — this time I do not think there is any controversy about it as religion is not involved. I marvel why religious sentiments get hurt; irrespectively I wonder why people get hurt collectively about any issue. I too am part…

A recent advertisement travelling in WhatsApp groups about Kanyaadan created some controversy in social media. Those who do not know Kanyaadaan, it is the ritual (some consider it as one of the basic tenet of Hindu marriage) of handing over of the daughter during Hindu marriage ceremony. Someone is commenting…

This short piece was written approximately thirty years ago, maybe in 1992, when my sons were just becoming adults and elections were just over. This seems so complete in itself that I do not feel like adding anything to it!

Election Dilemma

It is merely wishful thinking to put elections…

Dr. Rajeshwari Girijamani on anti-vaccination

Raji (Dr Rajeshwari Girijamani) is a homeopathic doctor, an accomplished Udisi dancer, has a balance between her home and clinic which is in the same premise, takes care of 76 years Amma, her mother-in-law, with uterine malignancy, a God loving human being, she has introduced…

Moona, my sister one day asked me, ‘How come Gut’s name was kept Gutrubai and further Bheela?’ Moona, Shipra Sen, is my Boropishi’s younger daughter as I mentioned in the blog for Boropishi. We studied in the same school. Even though Didbhai, my eldest sister, Moona younger than me and…

As a child I could not pronounce G so Geeta, my aunt became Etu not just for me, but for all children who came after me. Etu is my Baba’s sixth among his living siblings, two of his siblings died young in between, so even if there was an average…

Happy Birthday Ajit Dasgupta

I was coming back from Adipur to Jabalpur. I had been there to collect migration certificates of my sons as we had moved to Jabalpur. Admissions I had got for them in my childhood schools, for Punu in class six in Christ Church Boy’s (I studied…

Today 18th June is my Boropishi’s birthday. I am writing on the basis of communication happening on family WhatsApp group; recollection mainly between Kakamoni, my paternal uncle, Shri Robi Dasgupta and my sister whom I call Moona, Boropishi’s younger daughter Smt. Shipra Sen. But first what another sister, Dr. Neela…

I wrote a blog on ‘Inclusive Work Place’ sometime back! Not just work place, I am an inclusive person, at least I think myself to be one! I am from Jabalpur, an educational city, which has diverse geographical landscape with Narmada, a mountain river, flowing by its side. Somehow I…

Olibul

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store