A Conference on Bengali Migration in Canada

The Canada 150 Conference on Bengali Migration in Canada was a 2-day event that took place on 16th and 17th

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It’s Makar Sankranti and Sweets are in the air!

Makar Sankranti is a celebration of India’s harvests. It is also the day of the equinox, that is the length

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The Indian Regional Language Crisis of the Next Gen

During my last trip to Kolkata, I found myself rummaging through some of my favorite pieces of Bengali Literature. I wanted

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When East meets West: Learning from a Migrant Conference in Canada

When my husband, toddler, and I shifted to Vancouver, BC, from Hyderabad, India, a couple of years back, concerns about

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How Rituparno’s audacious sexuality triggered a Social Renaissance in Bengal

Rituparno saved Bengali cinema from an early and trivial death. Everyone interested in the art of movie-making, has studied his

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5 Bengali Foods with a Global Twist

It’s been almost two years that I have moved out of India. From being a lonely soul missing the home

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How Vancouver Tagore Society promotes Tagore’s vision of Unity in Diversity

It was a chilly and crisp Halloween evening in Canada. Duke Ashrafuzzaman, an immigrant from Bangladesh, and few of his

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The Bangali Batman: An Interview with The Bong Sense’s Arpan Roy

Sandwiched between the rebellious ‘70s Boomers, and the savvy, hipster millennial of Kolkata, is a generation of Lost Bongs. They

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Beyond the Rosogolla: A Yummier List of Bengali Sweets

How does a non-Bengali impress his Bengali friend? Apart from the cliched “Ami tomake valobashi” (“I love you” in Bengali), “ami

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List of famous Kali temples in and around Kolkata

Kalika is the feminine manifestation of Shakti (Power) in Hindu, whose name simultaneously implies her mastery over darkness and time. She is celebrated

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