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Memories Are Best Left Where They Are Part One

Memories Are Best Left Where They Are Part One

Being in the free, some might call it empty, state of body and mind that I often find myself in these days, when someone of a similar persuasion suggested that we embark on a month-long odyssey to revisit the eateries of our college days (at least the ones that still exist) and savour the

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Theatre of the Absurd-Act Two

Theatre of the Absurd-Act Two

With most multinational Companies – past champions of niche events for niche audiences – having fled Kolkata for cities and local governments more friendly to business and less militant in their trade union pursuits, the mantle of keeping English theatre going (though, on the evidence of talent that I was to later discover, why that should be a

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Theatre of the Absurd- Part One

Theatre of the Absurd- Part One

There was a time when English theatre, much like its Bengali counterpart, thrived in Calcutta (as the city was then known) with groups like The Amateurs, SAD (an acronym for the Society of Amateur Dramatics), the Calcutta Players and Red Curtain, among several others, staging plays – Miller to Mamet, Pirandello to Pinter,

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Stirred, Shaken and Senseless

Stirred, Shaken and Senseless

As any regular subscriber to this magazine would have ample experience of, all parties, even when an imported DJ is not belting out popular, electronically altered Bollywood hits with an enthusiasm that borders on the manic, have ambient noise, the kind that fills the blanks when conversations dangle, eases the embarrassment when

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Mad Men and Their Partying Ways

Mad Men and Their Partying Ways

Contrary to the expectation that my retirement years would stretch lazily before me, time hanging heavy, teasing me with endless opportunities to luxuriate in the delight of doing the things one missed doing in one’s working days, at a pace of one’s own choosing, with no deadlines to stress over (except this magazine’s chief editor’s), I find every

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The Goddess Rising

The Goddess Rising

The showdown that inevitably leads to the Puja Committee of a housing society, like Sidhant’s, resigning en masse is fuelled by strategically released rumours which, given the innate creativity of the average Bengali, are never short of inventiveness with even standard canards – misuse of contribution funds, under reporting of advertising

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An Ode To Poirot and Other Detectives Dead and Gone

An Ode To Poirot and Other Detectives Dead and Gone

Pratik Basu is a prolific and published author who has worn several caps; cook, housekeeper, animal lover, cigar afficionado and most recently, CEO Buena Vista Television and FTV

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In 10 Sentences or Less – Gymbalaya

In 10 Sentences or Less – Gymbalaya

Pratik Basu is a prolific and published author who has worn several caps; cook, housekeeper, animal lover, cigar afficionado and most recently, CEO Buena Vista Television and FTV

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To Be or Not To a Celebrity

To Be or Not To a Celebrity

Pratik Basu is a prolific and published author who has worn several caps; cook, housekeeper, animal lover, cigar afficionado and most recently, CEO Buena Vista Television and FTV

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In 10 Sentences or Less

In 10 Sentences or Less

Pratik Basu is a prolific and published author who has worn several caps; cook, housekeeper, animal lover, cigar afficionado and most recently, CEO Buena Vista Television and FTV

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In10 sentences or less

In10 sentences or less

Pratik Basu is a prolific and published author who has worn several caps; cook, housekeeper, animal lover, cigar afficionado and most recently, CEO Buena Vista Television and FTV

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Dubai Anthropology

Dubai Anthropology

Ashish Jagtiani is the name he was born with, though that is a bit of an urban legend. He goes by the name of Jaggu, a very popular name across the airwaves. Dry, dark and lucid would describe him aptly, where one can only hope

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The Midnight Call That Wasn’t

The Midnight Call That Wasn’t

Pratik Basu is a prolific and published author who has worn several caps; cook, housekeeper, animal lover, cigar afficionado and most recently, CEO Buena Vista Television and FTV

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