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Oct 4, 2014

Ambol to Zintac: An A to Z guide to Bengali indigestion after Durga Puja

Eskimos are said to have 50 words for snow. Bengalis have 50 words for different kinds of indigestion. As everyone publishes lists of must-have Bengali delicacies during Durga Puja, here is the must-have guide to Bengali stomach problems. #biryani #CultureDecoder #digestive #Durga Puja #eating out #Indigestion #Kolkata

Oct 3, 2014

Sisters under the skin? Chitra Divakaruni says Zindagi serial rips off her novel

Divakaruni wrote a book about sisters of the heart. Now it seems her novel has an illegitimate sister on television. She says the popular serial Mera Naseeb on Zindagi rips off her story without permission. #Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni #IdiotBox #Manish Goswami #Mera Naseeb #Samira Fazal #Sister of My heart #ThatsJustWrong #Zee #Zindagi

Oct 3, 2014

Durga Puja with a difference: Widows of Vrindavan meet the Mother Goddess

Many of the widows of Vrindavan come from Bengal. But many have not seen Durga Puja there in decades. When a group visited Kolkata in the run-up to Durga Puja it was an emotional bittersweet reunion. #Bengal #Bindeshwar Pathak #CultureDecoder #Durga #Durga Puja #Durga Puja in Kolkata #Goddess Durga #Kolkata #Sulabh #Vrindavan #Vrindavan widows #widows

Oct 2, 2014

Gandhi Gram: The village that is a testimonial to the Mahatma’s grit

Mahatma Gandhi had once come to the village of Mewat to convice the Muslims of the village to stay in their homes after the Partition. #Audio #ConnectTheDots #Gandhi Gram #Gandhi Jayanti #Haryana #India #Mahatma Gandhi #Meos #Mewat #Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi #New Delhi #partition

Oct 1, 2014

Prettiest Gita of them all? PM Modi’s khadi covered gift to Obama was extra special

The Gita is turning out to be quite the gift for all seasons when it comes to Narendra Modi and world leaders. Everyone needs a Gita and there’s a Gita for everyone. But are all gift Gitas created equal? #Barack Obama #Bhagavad Gita #Chinese president Xi Jinping #diplomacy #JustSaying #Mahatma Gandhi version of Gita #Narendra Modi #Politics #Shinzo Abe #US #World #WorldBarack Obama

Sep 29, 2014

Narendra Modi at Madison Square: Promises goodies to spoiled NRIs

The audience at Madison Square Garden was eating out of Narendra Modi's hands. But what was interesting was how little the PM asked of them in return. We are a long way from Kennedy's exhortation of ask not what you your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. #AR Rahman #HowThisWorks #India #Kavita Krishanmurthy #Madison Square #Madison Square Garden #Narendra Modi #PM Modi #Politics #Rajdeep Sardesai #World

Sep 25, 2014

Mangalyaan’s unexpected gift: The glimpse of Isro’s ‘Rocket Women’

Mangalyaan however suddenly propelled to the front pages the faces of unknown women who have given wings to India’s space program. This not wind beneath the wings. They are very much part of the wings. #India's Mars Mission #India's Mars Misson success #India's space research #ISRO #Mangalyaan #Mangalyaan's success #Minal Sampath #Sunita Williams #women scientists

Sep 25, 2014

Not enough toilets? Too much poverty? Why Mangalyaan still matters

The Mangalyaan mission is being hailed as a triumph of thrifty Indian ingenuity but it’s about more than the hashtag #jugaad. #Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle #Inpraiseof #ISRO #Mangalyaan #Mars #Narendra Modi #science #Technology

Sep 23, 2014

Trust is a commodity: What the underbelly of Bengal’s Saradha scam reveals

At its heart there is nothing that new about the Saradha scam. It’s not the first Ponzi scam, nor will it be the last. Bengal itself has seen quite a few including the infamous Sanchayita investment scheme that rocked the state thirty years ago. #Chit Fund #ConnectTheDots #Mamata Banerjee #Nalini Chidambaram #Saradha #Saradha Chit fund #Sudipta Sen

Sep 22, 2014

Dear beta: An open letter to apna Indian US Ambassador Richard Verma

Really, we are so so excited that an Indian is finally the Ambassador to India. See, in our heart you are Indian, beta. Especially if you are an achiever of any kind. #Arun Kumar #Being Indian #India #JustSaying #Nina Davuluri #Nisha Biswal #Obama #rajma chawal #Richard Verma #US