Performance Poetry in Kolkata: A Review

As you all remember, on the 23rd of April 2016, Performance Poetry, Kolkata held their first event: Jukebox 2016. C’est la vie , then busy doing a bunk on the beaches of Puri, had supported  the event with all the love and admiration our little hearts could hold. Crouching beneath the benevolent indulgence of our resident slam-savants Ekalavya Chaudhuri…

Why the Kolkata Book Fair is Important in the Digital Age

source: travel.india.com I put up a Facebook status recently talking about the happiness of seeing my young student sit amidst a beautiful mess of about a dozen books, trying to figure out which one to read first. The book haul was the result of every Bong child’s annual pilgrimage to the International Kolkata Book Fair,…

How I Revisited Hogwarts at 20 And Found My Home Again

Harry Potter is basically my life. Back in fifth grade, I was so obsessed with it that I changed the names of all the subjects in my school timetable to Harry Potter subjects. I wrote Harry Potter fanfiction before I knew the idea of fanfiction existed and I shipped Hermione and Draco surreptitiously before I…