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  • Somdatta Mandal

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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