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Barsha Nag Bhowmick

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And love, with a pinch of salt

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Barsha Nag Bhowmick These days at the drop of a hat people say ‘I love you; loving it; missing you; enjoy your day and so on and on…does it make sense? Say, for example, the word ‘love.’ We used this word, only to love each other – and only for a select few. I... More »

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Why are Bengalis so crazy about Poila Baisakh?

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Barsha Nag Bhowmick It is yet another Bengali New year – we call it Poila Baisakh. It’s not just the first day of the year according to the Bengali calendar, but it is an emotion. Perhaps a day of craziness for Bongs. The ‘amej’ what you call as the mood start... More »

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Layoff a new social stigma, how to handle it!

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Barsha Nag Bhowmick A friend who is a senior manager at research and development wing of a multinational company confessed that he is honing his travel writing skills just to secure himself with an alternative profession in case he falls prey to layoffs. This ... More »

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And love never ceases, it goes on!

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Barsha Nag Bhowmick When we lived in an apartment in Delhi’s Vasundhara Enclave, our next door neighbours were two Chinese students — the boy Kok Kwai and a girl Kam Cheyee. They came on an exchange programme to study linguistics at JNU. They were much younger... More »

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Reasons why you should celebrate your family!

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Barsha Nag Bhowmick The most important thing in the world is family and love. ~John Wooden Family is not an important thing. It’s everything, says Michael J. Fox. Yes, true, our families are where we experience our biggest triumphs and our deepest emotions — a... More »

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Romancing the glass bangles

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Barsha Nag Bhowmick Always in love with bangles. Glass bangles, to be precise. The melodious jingle of glass bangles, you would hear, if you slow down and enjoy the breeze in any nook and corner of India. Yes glass bangles, worn by women across the country. Ba... More »

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Our pursuit of happiness making us depressed?

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Barsha Nag Bhowmick Ankur has a great family life and a good job. A considerate wife, who is supportive. His income means he can afford a nice home, car and holidays – yet he can’t help feeling that life is pointless. If this sounds familiar, you could be suff... More »

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Wish you weren’t so far, my Valentines!

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Barsha Nag Bhowmick What love is, I often try to understand. And as February is the month of love and Valentine’s Day is approaching, I felt like exploring the most mysterious of human emotions – and that is love. Let’s say, when maa in her last days at hospit... More »