Author: Subhajit Sanyal

A Different Saraswati

Reading Time: 10 minutesLike many other victims of rape and molestation, Shobha was also denied of an identity, mistreated and misunderstood by her neighbours and her relatives. As a journalist, this scribe was given the task of interview her since others weren’t comfortable doing it. She was initially rude. Ultimately, she gave in to his persuasiveness and persistence. She narrated how […]

Winter is all About F-words!

Reading Time: 4 minutesWinter is at its last leg in most Indian cities. Subhajit picked the brains of the young, the now generation, about what they felt about this season. The young respondents felt that winter is the best time for food, fashion and festivities. It’s a time to let down the hair, to relax and laze beneath quilts and […]

Thwarted Escape: How a Letter to an Unborn Daughter Evolved into a Book!

Reading Time: 10 minutesThwarted Escape: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey, the debut memoir/autobiographical narrative nonfiction by Lopamudra Banerjee, is a subtle, complex and organic journey of her transformation from a small-town girl in India to a woman who reconnects with her ancestral home, her emotionally fraught childhood and puberty, all the while looking for the meaning and essence of ‘home’. The book, published […]

Wabi-Sabi: A Café and Lifestyle Boutique in Kolkata Embraces Holistic Approach

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe hub of joy and ecstasy witnessed the inauguration of a place for the teenage where they could spend some quality time and hangout whenever free. Wabi-Sabi, a café and lifestyle boutique, is built upon the ruminants of old roots of bygone days and long lost handloom and other arts and crafts that made old Kundahar famous. Launched […]

Whale in the Pond, an Upcoming Band Ready to Storm the Music Scene in Kolkata

Reading Time: 4 minutesA new band, Whale in the Pond, performed at the musical launch of Wabi-Sabi, a lifestyle boutique and café, in the heart of the City of Joy, recently. The musical trio, Sourjyo, Shireen and Deep, was gracious in talking with Different Truths (DT) correspondent, Subhajit. He picked their brains on the kind of music that they were dabbling […]

What Plagues Football: Lack of New Talent, Dirty Politics or Loss of Audience?

Reading Time: 5 minutesFootball is a game of the young. It needs strength, stamina, skill, nerve and a never-say- die attitude. Subhajit talks to a cross-section of teenagers and youngsters to understand what they feel about the popular game. The respondents came up with interesting observations. Read more about what they feel has caused the downfall of this game, in the […]

What the Youth feels about Demonetisation?

Reading Time: 6 minutesDemonetisation has affected one and all. Everyone, from 15 to 50, are busy debating the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to ban old currency notes of 500 and 1000 denominations. New currency notes are being dispensed. But, there is panic and confusion among people. It is a move that has caught everyone from those in rags to the […]

Beauty is Skin Deep: Have Teenagers Forgotten the Quest for Inner Beauty?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat teenagers essentially forget is to groom themselves. No, they don’t forget to groom their appearance but what they forget is to groom their inner selves. Beauty is not what one looks from outside, it is also what one is from the inside. Teens forget to beautify their innermost thoughts, their insights. When they realise, it is […]

Innate Indigo: Awakening the Kali Within

Reading Time: 6 minutesAt the midnight of Diwali, Kali Puja is performed by Bengalis. Tara, a garland seller at the Karunamayi Kali Temple, watches the temple committee arrange for the festival. Little by little, they have been arranging for Diwali since a long time. She has been in the hub of Kolkata since childhood. She has seen the goodness and evil, […]

Why is the Youth Caught in the Web of Intoxication to Become Adults?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe first and most vital problem of the teenagers is the risk of addiction. The overwhelming anxiety and unending thirst to taste new things be it alcohol, cigarette or drugs make them a victim of the intoxicating world, where there is nothing but failure. Often the push comes from peer pressure and tension in the academic, sporting […]