Mobile Detox c/o Umphun Times

Over the last week or so following Amphan or Umphun, or whatever that devastation was pronounced as, my phone network first, followed by my internet provider and then finally my mobile phone, or rather the lack of it has helped me reach a few conclusions (and this has nothing to do with the Covid 19 […]

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In search of a lost world…

Nahoum’s! Does that ring a bell? Well, for confectionary lovers, it is bound to…for the nostalgic Kolkatan, it is bound to! I mean, who has not tasted something, anything from Nahoum’s at least once in their life, and still calls oneself a true blue Kolkatan? Ok, hang on, if you think this post is about […]

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The many shades of Bowbazar

“এ কলকাতার মধ্যে আছে আরেকটা কলকাতা … হেঁটে দেখতে শিখুন” – শঙ্খ ঘোষ While the rest of the poem written by eminent Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh narrates a very different tale, this line, in isolation captures the very essence of the city as it implies ‘There is yet another Kolkata within the one that is […]

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