Author: Mallika Bhaumik


Reading Time: 1 minuteLove or its loss is found among the mundane, everyday things. It speaks through the most ordinary objects about two people very close. Here’s a love poem by Mallika, for Different Truths. A cleaning spree, some dusty memories found in a drawer of the bedside table. A cluster of things, mostly bills , old prescriptions , warranty […]

A Simple Durga Puja Far from the Maddening Crowd

Reading Time: 2 minutesFar from the madding crowd and the razzmatazz of Kolkata, where Durga Puja, or any other puja, is more about pomp and show, the reporter Mallika’s sister visited Gorjangal, on the outskirts of Shantiniketan. Here’s a report. For most of us in Kolkata, the joy of pandal hopping is enhanced manifold by the razzmatazz and several thousands of […]