The Mystery of the Missing Cop

  The events surrounding the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Rajeev Kumar, the former Police Commissioner of Kolkata are no less dramatic than mystery of "The Purloined Letter", that famous creation by Edgar Allan Poe. Only, in this case it will be too much to think that someone would have "stolen" the man who, in fact,... Continue Reading →

Who is afraid of Books?

The clarification that it was not Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, but a little known title "War and Peace in Jungle Mahal" authored by a journalist that was found objectionable by the police among other 'incriminating documents' in the much publicised case does little to cheer one up. Historically, rulers have always had a strange... Continue Reading →

A Journey to the Lap of Nature

  When a friend told me that there was a hill station in the state of Haryana  I couldn't believe it. Even some friends from Haryana itself were ignorant about its existence.   Thinking of Haryana the image that comes to mind is of a predominantly agricultural province, with some highly industrialised and modern cities,  glittering... Continue Reading →

Why I adore Swami Vivekananda

It started early - at an age when one was yet to learn reading. In those halcyon days children were not sent to school till they were old enough to join Grade I. In that golden period of life for us it was mostly playing, and maybe a bit of learning and memorising Bengali rhymes.... Continue Reading →

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