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Comic relief

A colleague’s friend wished to read Nonte Phonte and Hada Bhoda, the popular Bengali comics all over again. All the comics in his collection were stolen by his younger cousins or were donated to some other friends. He asked the colleague to help him find some of the copies so…

Friendly advice?

SOME men have a habit of becoming talkative with women on the road when the women have their ears plugged with headphones of radio or mp3 players. Autodrivers and bus drivers become increasingly vocal about their views when they know the woman addressed to would not be able to hear.…

Lunatic’s dance

At the dead of the night, apprehending trouble a colleague and other journalists from different media houses assembled near a city hospital where the junior doctors had gone on strike. The journalists were waiting near the gate, as they were not allowed to go inside where the trouble was brewing.…

Dollhouse

The people in the wetland area just off the shining Sector V has been spending sleepless nights amidst gunshots. The clashes that had begun from Durgapuja immersion spilled on to Lakhsmi Puja. Police and journalists made a beeline for the sundry village whose name had seldom been heard before. Divided…

Angry docs go on rampage at SSKM

There was utter chaos at SSKM Hospital tonight, with a mob of more than 200 people, including junior doctors, beating up a group of journalists, and smashing their cameras after chasing them for a stretch of about 100 metres at around 12 a.m. tonight. They also vandalised the vehicles, including…

Winged visitors

On CR Avenue, there is a small broken temple, hidden amidst shops, where the commuters get to see a rare scene. No matter when one visits the place, between MG Road and Girish Park, hundreds and thousands pigeon and doves pick on grains scattered by the locals. A colleague who…

Jackson in Jadavpur

A 23-year-old ardent admirer of Michael Jackson came to meet a colleague of mine. She said she had been celebrating the star’s birthday since she was eight-years-old. Every year on 29 August, she organizes a party which other people of the same locality comes to attend. Cake is cut and…