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  • Somdatta Mandal

  • The College Professor

    My cousin Nirmalya was born and brought up in Delhi. He would visit us in Kolkata occasionally while visiting his ancestral home and
  • The Marriage Proposal: A True Story

    When my son turned into a marriageable age, all our friends, relatives and acquaintances started asking the inevitable questions, “When will he get married?”
  • THE SMOKE ALARM

    Since it was my fourth or fifth visit to the US, I considered myself a pro there. When I reached my cousin's home in Hicksville, Long Island on a Monday morning, she was busy preparing to leave for office.
  • OF WEDDING GIFTS

    After a month's respite, with the inauspicious Pous being over, the Bengali wedding season has come back with a big vengeance, so to
  • EXAMINATION WOES

    With the examination season on, people feel pity for the stressed students burning the midnight oil as well as for their parents who, in
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