Monthly Archives: March 2014

Quintessentially Bengali –The Gooptu house,Calcutta

I knew Bengalis moved to all the places in India the British developed- becoming lawyers, doctors and teachers. My own paternal great grandfather studied medicine and moved to Allahabad to join government service as a surgeon. As I looked around … Continue reading

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Oh Calcutta !

I don’t quite know where to begin. There were many reasons that I went to Calcutta. My sister’s great desire to see my pishi (bua/father’s sister)-my father’s only sibling alive. A cousin’s phone call inviting us to attend the wedding … Continue reading

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