A poem from a time the poet found his old diary.
Tag: childhood memories
The poet decides to clean his room before moving out of his parents' house.
My Paper Boat
A poem about home – in memory, feeling and imagination, and for discovering our own story and discerning our place in time.
Some Days I Wish He Was Alive
A poem in memory of my long-lost close friend.
Once Upon a Summer
'Remember when you revelled in the gaiety of no worries'.
A Madras Memory
As pandemic lockdowns continue, the author, who lives in the US, writes about stolen time with her grandparents in Chennai.
Grandmothers and Kulfis: Echoes In My Freezer
Those evenings were the proof of a love that I have never known since – that of a shared childhood and a simple recipe that lost its magic when …
What Jibon Kaku’s ‘Officer Look’ Taught Me About Modernity
Kaku, my barber at my hometown in Bengal since I was a child, never got influenced by the whims and fancies of the ever-changing world.
Calcutta Memories: Adda, Football and Howrah Bridge
I wish I could turn the clock back to those halcyon days when life used to be simple, sans any social media. But isn’t the idea of eternal return, …
An Inheritance of Memories
A personal essay on my grandmother and her life in Assam and West Bengal.