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A Working-Class Apart

The standard definition of a workplace does not apply to these professions; the safety parameters, scores of labor laws, rules, and regulations are unheard of. They are a huge workforce which ...

COVID Days

The COVID-19 days. These days are different. While the whole world is still fighting against a deadly pandemic, the only way we can contribute to our society is by staying at home. This is an ...

A Tale of Soil and Silver

Ever heard of tasting raw soil? Ever seen metal, changing colors in a hot solution of soil? Or met a jewelry worker, searching for black mud in an old fort? All these intriguing facts are con...

The God Makers

"Kumartuli", meaning the Locality of the Potters, is one of the oldest vicinities of Kolkata. As you walk down the streets, the muddy air and dingy lanes murmur the stories of the artisans who...

Weavers of Pochampally

Pochampally is the place where threads and colors find their way into the hands of skillful weavers and meander into the market as beautiful sarees and dress material. Here is a collection of ...

The Building Blocks

"Sitala" brick-factory is one of such factories situated in Suryapur, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. With everything in manual labor and only 40-50 workers working on a daily basis, the facto...

HBC Bicycle Race

A 40 km bicycling race organized by Hyderabad Bicycling Club in Nehru Outer Ring Road, Hyderabad. The race started in the early morning and took almost 2 hours to finish. There was a total of ...

Bonalu

Bonalu is a famous festival in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secundrabad celebrated during the month of Ashada (July-August). Here is a quick story on the Bonalu Festival celebration in Hyd...

A Mournful Walk

A touching story based on few glimpses of the mournful parade walking through the streets of Kolkata during the Muharram celebration. It is an expression of their grief on the death of their ...

Book Fair - The Festival of Festivals

The Kolkata Book Fair is, in fact, the fourteenth "parvana" (festival) of Bengal. I have attempted to catch a few glimpses of the last book fair in its variegated moods.