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Kuntala Sengupta Blogger
Jan 2016

Pages off Roads:

“It was the last day of last year, 31st December, 2012. I left my house sharp at 9.20 am, a crispy semi-wintry morning and took a direct rickety-blue-tin-bus ride to Shyambazar from Salt Lake and walked the Sunday special pet-bridge, called lovingly so by me, and reached Women’s College, Baghbazar under half an hour.   […]

(En)gendering Knowledge: Choosing Books For Children

Last year when I picked a copy of Cinderella for my seven-year-old cousin, he exclaimed in shock as though I’d picked pet food for him to eat. He was evidently scandalized, and fearing that his friends would bully him, said, “This is a read for girls; I prefer something more boyish, Di”. Perplexed at his […]

Kolkata Book Fair: Walking down the memory lane.

“Book Fair! So it is an entire fair dedicated to books?” “Yes, lots of books from home and foreign shores.” My father had a rather simple way of explaining the concept of a fair dedicated completely to books to me. That was many springs ago. Since then, many things have changed -“Calcutta” is now called […]