Whoever says they like summer in this part of the world may have had a past life in the Antarctic. The scorching summer sun is like the scornful eye of an angry individual, just staring down the earth-bound minions into total submission. Thank heavens when the Rainmaker decides to put a halt to this! The first pitter-patter of water drops from the sky are heralds of the coming season; as they evaporate on the heated streets, the message is more than received!
The tropical climate, riverine lands and lush soils were the most suitable conditions for indigo plants to grow in this deltaic part of the world. In Bengal, indigo farming began as early as the 18th century during the British colonial rule. Owing to the Industrial Revolution in the west that kicked off around 1750, the demand for indigo
You've probably heard it numerous times; so much so that it runs in your veins and has been embedded in your mind. You've watched Lana Del Rey be completely smitten by its aura, Paul Mauriat declaring his unabated love for it, and Creedence Clearwater Revival feel it within them since 1969. Artists, celebrities, influencers, they have all paid allegiance to it, and slowly yet steadily, so have we. Blue has dominated our wardrobes and has been labelled as a must have, must wear, must rock at all times. What is this sorcery? It seems as though everybody has been affected by a spell making them go B-L-U-E every time they hear, “What colours should I wear?”
While technology has made things easier to access, it has also drastically impacted the dating scene. The beginnings of a lifetime commitment can now be traced back to a poke or swipe on social media. Funnily enough, it can also define the end of that very promise as well. Lost are the charms, bittersweet heartaches, and relevance when a blue enveloped letter arrived in the lover's name.