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  • 17-Jul-2020 | Keya Sarkar

    Gone with the Covid

    While artisans are in plenty, any other skill is scarce in a small town

  • 19-Jun-2020 | Keya Sarkar

    Customers' service

    Customers not only have to suffer power cuts and get stressed just to complain about the cut, now we have to tell them when it is restored

  • 22-May-2020 | Keya Sarkar

    Everyday heroes

    I don't know how many million such Covid warriors are there. What I do know is that I have been forgiven for my rudeness about Durga puja

  • 17-Apr-2020 | Keya Sarkar

    Lockdown in a small place

    But never have I been so thankful for my decision to quit my life in Mumbai and shift to Santiniketan as I have been in these times of the coronavirus

  • 20-Mar-2020 | Keya Sarkar

    The holi virus

    In recent years the tourists, mainly from Kolkata, made this festival their own

  • 14-Feb-2020 | Keya Sarkar

    Flowers for planning

    After the dismantling of the Planning Commission, the centre continued to do the same work for NITI Aayog

  • 17-Jan-2020 | Keya Sarkar

    NPR anyone?

    'Not that I agree with all that she or her party prescribes but I am totally in awe of her personal stamina,' the author writes on Mamata Banerjee

  • 13-Dec-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    Seeds of discontent

    'Their agenda is always to figure out the social impact of businesses like mine', says the author

  • 15-Nov-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    Telling didi

    'Didike bolo' or tell didi is a campaign which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been running to address grievances of citizens

  • 18-Oct-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    What Durga pujo really means

    As I was thinking about how interesting it was that Muslim families were also participating and making the most of the Durga pujo festivities, I realised it was not just restricted to pandal hopping

  • 20-Sep-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    Not a child's play

    When aspirational MBAs or CAs that I needed to handle in my career in Mumbai seemed like child's play

  • 16-Aug-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    The fear of Rs 50

    We realised how well he knew Santiniketan because the reticence to come out with Rs 50 was for real

  • 19-Jul-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    Universal construction company

    On asking where the rubbish was coming from, an underage tractor driver said, the rubble was from some of the old buildings being demolished at Visva Bharati University

  • 28-Jun-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    Are you a 'voluntourist'?

    Thanks to the Modi govt's grand plan of a four lane highway all the way to the sacred char dhams, the entire stretch from Haridwar to Rudraprayag was a driving hell filled with loaders, tractors

  • 10-May-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    Travails of a 'priority' customer

    One of the pleasures of visiting your bank branch in a small town is that you are immediately shown into the manager's room

  • 05-Apr-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    Return to tradition

    From a cultural festival, Basanta Utsav has become a merry making weekend jaunt hugely aided and abetted by the innumerable hotels and lodges selling weekend packages

  • 15-Mar-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    Phone-savvy workers

    What I learned from the tribals while they renovated my ancestral home

  • 22-Feb-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    God is coming

    Lakhs of visitors come from all over Maharashtra to visit the Sagareshwar temple

  • 11-Jan-2019 | Keya Sarkar

    Waste not, want not

    This year, the administration of Burdwan district has barred farmers from sowing the winter paddy as it is dependent solely on ground water

  • 14-Dec-2018 | Keya Sarkar

    Together but separate

    Although after all the cement layering had been peeled off and our house looked like a abandoned home with all the bricks exposed, the re-plastering was slower in comparison to breaking

  • 09-Nov-2018 | Keya Sarkar

    What you see is not what you get

    I must admit that on many quiet evenings, I do miss not having an option for better culinary experiences which cities offer

  • 12-Oct-2018 | Keya Sarkar

    Winds of change

    Santiniketan is more a weekend getaway for merry making, drinking and binge buying of crass handicrafts

  • 14-Sep-2018 | Keya Sarkar

    The truth about training

    Considering the size of our country and the number of letters/parcels delivered every day, the courier guys are doing a wonderful job

  • 10-Aug-2018 | Keya Sarkar

    The other side of empowerment

    While for the Hindu girls, it is an acquired skill to help them earn a living, for the Muslim girls, embroidery is a way of life

  • 07-Jul-2018 | Keya Sarkar

    Surface embellishments

    It had been over a month and a half and I had forgotten about the "credit", said the author