Somdatta Mandal

April 28, 2018
April 28, 2018

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

March 31, 2018
March 31, 2018

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

February 3, 2018
February 3, 2018

Crossing Borders

In one of my trips to the USA, I had a ticket on Royal Jordanian Airlines with a stopover at Amman. I halted there for three days, saw

September 23, 2017
September 23, 2017

The Ring of Truth: Myths of Sex and Jewelry

“I started collecting stories and ideas about rings over the years... Over these years, wherever I went, no matter what people asked me

September 9, 2017
September 9, 2017

The Craig's List

The newly weds were still living with ramshackle old furniture and gadgets ~ different pieces collected over the years that my son had

May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017

MADE IN AMERICA!

Though times have changed, in the several visits I made to the US over the last twenty years, one headache has remained constant –