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Movie review; Lion

We come into the world alone and leave alone. Yet, in our time on earth we form innumerable relationships. Notably, our affiliations are based on either one, a shared interest or affinity for each other’s company, or two, consanguinity. It really is difficult to comment with certitude as to which type trumps the other. Yet, having said that, one cannot ...

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Book Review; Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri

Most people trusted in the future, assuming that their preferred version of it would unfold……..This was what gave the world purpose and direction. Not what was there but what was not. THE LOWLAND, the latest novel from Jhumpa Lahiri is a tale bound by these lines, encompassing the fateful story of flawed characters who trudge through life proving the alarming ...

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JAM Top 5 unknown facts on Suchitra Sen

Reclusive Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, aged 82, passed away at a Kolkatta nursing home on 17 Jan, following a massive cardiac arrest.  Suchitra had made a mark for herself not only in Bengali cinema but also in Bollywood. She worked in memorable films like Devdas, Aandhi, Mamta, etc. She is also the mother of Moon Moon Sen and grandmother to Rima ...

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MIND ERAS[h]ER

Kolkata, a place where music breathes in every corner, and  a place where every other week, a group of people get together to make their own rock band. In this very competitive era of rock bands, even thinking of starting a metal/rock band is a big deal, with its own pressure and hurdles like: who will sponsor us?  Unsupportive parents ...

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Trainee engineer discovers the airhostess.

First day in an aeroplane. The excitement was not about taking off on a scientific marvel or agonising if its the Airbus or a Boeing, but the curiosity was about two other things; a) how to pee in the aeroplane, and b) what an air-hostess really looks like and what she really does. Back in the nursery days, the back-bencher pundits ...

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Short Story – Welcome to Kolkatta

So, finally I was waiting at the station for my train. I was sad as I couldn’t go to Delhi, but I was damn happy too, because I was leaving Bihar. Like other Biharis, I knew that career growth or any other personal improvement is impossible in Bihar. We lack good higher education and the attitude of the society isn’t ...

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