Tuesday, May 28, 2024


post-Hockey player, Khushboo Khan gets a house from a Good SamaritanHockey player, Khushboo Khan gets a house from a Good Samaritan

SHAILAJA GANGULY chronicles the unusual story of the Indian Women’s Junior Hockey team’s goalkeeper, Khushboo Khan, whose family lived in shanty in Bhopal, till Good Samaritan Shiva Gulvady decided to gift her a pucca house This is the story of...

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post-A Poetic Experience of PeaceA Poetic Experience of Peace

SHAILAJA GANGULY evokes poetry within her soul when she describes what peace means to her Peace. It is that perfect moment when somewhere, somehow, with someone, without anyone, you feel both a draining and an uprising…. All that bothered, worried,...

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post-A Meeting With Veteran Actor & Homeopath, Ashok KumarA Meeting With Veteran Actor & Homeopath, Ashok Kumar

SHAILAJA GANGULY recalls an interesting afternoon she spent with veteran actor Ashok Kumar that brings out a different facet of his personality Recently, on November 14, I chanced upon this picture in a long forgotten album. It prompted me to...

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post-The Legend Lives OnThe Legend Lives On

SHAILAJA GANGULY remembers the legendary singer MANNA DEY on his Punyatithi and recalls the very personal interaction she had with the warm-hearted singer on a couple of occasions If any psychic had told me that I will be Mrs. Manna...

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post-Lessons in Humility from Tabla Maestro Zakir HussainLessons in Humility from Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain

SHAILAJA GANGULY reflects on the many humble qualities of legendary tabla maestro Zakir Hussain   A recent viral video showed Zakirbhai mourning the passing on of his dear friend and fellow artiste – the renowned and much respected santoor maestro...

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post-Spellbound by Pandit Birju MaharajSpellbound by Pandit Birju Maharaj

SHAILAJA GANGULY pays an evocative tribute to the Kathak maestro, Pandit Birju Maharaj ji, as she describes his extraordinary performance where he donned the role of both Krishna and a seeker I could not believe my eyes. In one swift,...

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An ode to Rain comes alive in a poet’s imagination. A short poem by SHAILAJA GANGULY Rain is… a saucy breeze flirting with my hair  Rain is… the chirp of crickets tattooing the air Rain is… a heady sniff of...

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post-Soul-stirring FoodSoul-stirring Food

SHAILAJA GANGULY analyses food and the way we approach it at different times according to the ambience and our mood Arrayed artistically in attractive stone bowls circling a multi-coloured fountain spouting from a glass cherub’s pout — a rainbow assortment of...

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