Nostalgiphilia

Gumnaami : In the Search for Truth

Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji has made his latest film, ‘Gumnaami’ as a contribution to the substantive body of research that challenges the official perspective on Netaji’s death.

Remembering the Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50 Years Ago

In the bygone 20th century or the Biswin Sadi the first manned mission to land on the moon—the United States’ Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 was hailed as a defining moment for the entire century,

Revisiting Ode to the West Wind by Percy Shelley

Shelley's personal belief that bodies are perishable, but thoughts and ideologies live forever. Lastly, he urges the west wind to scatter his thoughts over the universe, just as dead and dry leaves and unborn seeds are scattered over the face of the earth by the west wind.

Single Screen Theatres to Multiplex, Where Our Cinema Culture Stand Today?

When all these single screen theatres are gradually getting converted into multiplexes, a question lingers in our minds, are multiplexes meant for all?

Role of Women in the Independence Movement of India

Men of honor had a significant role to play in the freedom struggle. However, surprisingly women too led from the front and emerged as game changers in the quest for independence.

The Panchatatantra Tales – Stories that Spell Morals

The Panchatantra Tales are one of the oldest tales of India, written in Sanskrit with the aim of imparting lessons on ‘niti’, which means, ‘the wise conduct of life’. 

Remembering the Soviet Books for Children in the Cold War Years

I remember in my hometown Aligarh there used to be a bookshop called ‘Naya Kitab Ghar’, owned by a certain Mr. Kishen Singh, an enthusiastic party worker who stocked Soviet books.

Traditional Indian Dishes to Beat the Heat

Again, because this is India, each region has its own set of summer food stalls, yet there are some foods and drinks that are found everywhere.

Nostalgia in Connaught Place – Long Forgotten Stories of the ‘Old’ New Delhi

In those days, one encountered many western tourists in Connaught Place and Janpath among whom ‘hippies’ were a class apart. They all wore colourful, though unusual clothes

Experiences of Studying in a Public School of Delhi During 1960’s and 70’s

The Delhi Public School is a conspicuous landmark on that segment of the Mathura Road which is bang opposite the imposing Oberoi Intercontinental Hotel. In our days, the flyover between the two buildings had not been built

Delhi’s Janak Place Maintains Its Charm In spite of Challenges

I have some really fond memories of this shopping complex name Janak Place. It has always occupied a special place in my heart.

Baraf Golas – The Indian Chilly Icy Delights

Whether as kids or as adults, the baraf golas are one of the most irresistible delicacies that generations can identify and connect memories with.

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