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Forgetting
Forgetting
We had this essay by Robert Lynd on 'Forgetting' in our school days which tried to shade a humorous light on human's mind and his weird ways of choosing to forget. Absent...
Summertime Memories
Summertime Memories
As the summer vacation draws to a close and children get ready to start school, albeit from home this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, enjoy this throwback to summer vacations...
Dil Hai Chhota Sa
Dil Hai Chhota Sa
A 'wish' is not as strong as 'desire'. Neither 'covet' can be her synonym. When did the dictionary do justice! 'Wish' has the fancy wings of Mohak, fragile and yet can travel...
On the other side of lockdown
Nature: Before and After Lockdown
Created as a scientific rangoli, on the theme 'Nature' as part of Anshula's school project, this is an expression of how the lockdown has impacted Nature.
Morning Meanderings: A Beautiful Realm of Self-discovery
Morning Meanderings: A Beautiful Realm of Self-discovery
Santosh Bakaya's Morning Meanderings take us barefoot, wistful and eager to take in her stories of unprecedented places. Review by Lopa Banerjee.
The Mystery of the Dead Man
The Mystery of the Dead Man
Investigating a murder near the River Tigris, which was once a part of the ancient Mesopotamian Civilization, the author stumbles upon a sinister plan of stealing diamonds....
Dear Calcutta
Dear Calcutta
If you are away from your loved ones, write a letter. Write a letter as long as you have someone to deliver it to. Write a letter if you have an address to reach.
Dylan Crosses the Rubicon
Dylan Crosses the Rubicon
This new album Rough and Rowdy Ways can be seen as the fourth in Dylan's gospel series, though some may not agree, and has to be played after listening to Slow Train Coming,...
Friends, For Good Times and Bad
Friends, For Good Times and Bad
If you haven't lived with them, then you are definitely younger than me!! Piu Mahapatra looks back at her friendly pets, er... pests. :)
NCERT Solutions For Class 12 Maths - Ultimate Solution
NCERT Solutions For Class 12 Maths – Ultimate Solution
The stress of scoring well in the Mathematics, integrated along with a long list of formulae, an immense syllabus based on a logical framework, makes it one of the difficult...
The Letter That Never Reached Home
The Letter That Never Reached Home
Not all postcards reached home. The messages, insignificant, timid sometimes urgent strayed and got lost. It always reached somewhere to someone though. But we are all bounded...
An Elegy for Irrfan Khan
An Elegy for Irrfan Khan
Sultana Raza pens a heartfelt tribute to Irrfan Khan, one of the finest actors of Indian cinema, whose untimely death on 29 April, 2020 left behind a void.
The Unknown Heroes of New York
The Unknown Heroes of New York
Heroism lies not in strength alone but in the intention to do good and save lives. Enjoy Akash Nag's action packed story of unsung superheroes!
The Eyes Tell You All
The Eyes Tell You All
Knowing people through their eyes, remembering them, loving them.... because, the eyes tell you all.
Understanding Space-Time Continuum in Quantum Physics
Understanding Space-Time Continuum in Quantum Physics
As Amphan wreaked havoc through Kolkata, it left behind a stream of changed priorities and perspectives and new realizations. Amitava Nag jots down his stream of consciousness,...
Luttapi (Pic: Facebook)
How I Met My Heroes
On Anagha's eighteenth birthday, her sister managed to decorate her cake with miniature models of her favourite comic heroes and sheroes. That prompted Anagha to take a trip...
The Moment
The Moment
A wistful love poem, recalling and reliving those first moments of love that stay on to become memories forever.
Victoria Memorial
There is Sorrow That Lingers in Old Parks
My tribute to the protagonists Ashoke Ganguly and his wife Asheema Ganguly of Jhumpa Lahiri’s brilliant novel ‘The Namesake’, which was adapted into a film by Meera...
The Teen Who Saved a Kid By Giving His Life
The Teen Who Saved a Kid By Giving His Life
A true hero is one who selflessly protects others from obstacles. Akash Nag narrates the story of a real hero who sacrifices his life to save a life.
Of Fat Lies and Half Truths
Of Fat Lies and Half Truths
'মাথার ঘন চুল যখন, মরূভূমি ছুঁয়ে যায়....’ We might be aware or not, but if we make a video of our childhood,...
A Man’s Dream
A Man’s Dream
From the Dead Jungle to a famous writer's nest and through a deep stream, Harish Choudhury has many an adventure. Akash Nag chronicles his dream.
Rabindranath Tagore and India's First Electrical Recording
Rabindranath Tagore and India’s First Electrical Recording
The story behind Rabindranath Tagore's historic recording of two recitation titles with a translation of '1400 Saal'.
Fatima Didi
Fatima Didi
'Calcutta', the bygone Kolkata had many Fatimas and Kunjo 'dida's. Like the photo albums, with ivory black thick pages holding little family portraits in four, small triangle...
Kaku
Kaku
Bimal Chadha looks back at a 45 year old friendship to recount a hilarious 'escapade' of Kaku high in the tough terrain of the Pir Panjal Mountains.
Green
Green
You see a round glass paperweight with colorful raindrops trapped deep inside and zoom, it can remind you of Monida, the lil shop owner and his rainbow candies filling the...
Why Dance? I Had No Answer to That…
Why Dance? I Had No Answer to That…
An extract from famed author and screenplay and script writer Nabendu Ghosh's autobiography Eka Naukar Jatri, translated by Ratnottama Sengupta as a special LnC feature on...
By a Whisker
By a Whisker
LnC presents renowned children's author Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) narrating a rib tickling story of a beautiful, fiery and very intelligent tigress Agni who manages to keep ...
Kunjo Dida
Kunjo Dida
It was a different Kolkata, when the not-do-urban middle class families were still flexible to accept one or two single woman in all white-linen sari, as a part of their own....
Avenues
Avenues
Two souls travel, on two avenues, meet by chance for a little while and what happens then? Adaptation of an excerpt from Amrita Pritam's Yeh Kahani Nahin
The Gift of a Rainy Day
The Gift of a Rainy Day
The much awaited droplets of rain offers a moment of rejuvenation to students struggling with numerical dilemmas in a four-walled classroom.
Rakta Karabi (Red Oleander): A Tribute Poem to Tagore's Drama
Rakta Karabi (Red Oleander): A Tribute Poem to Tagore’s Drama
A poetic tribute to Nandini, the heroine of Tagore's drama Rakta Karabi (Red Oleander) for the occasion of the National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), April 2020.
Bahadur
Bahadur
Has it ever happened to you, that it was someone else's album, a different time altogether and even the person captured is faintly familiar and yet the surroundings, the shadows...