What Kolkata meant to me....

November 13, 2009

Amrita Bazar and Ananda Bazar Patrika …and of course the prim-and-propah Statesman…all delivered by flight to upper-floor flats, rolled up and thrown with practiced wrists, by cycling delivery boys

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My father and progress in the seventies...

November 12, 2009

My father…I’ve never written about him, for some reason. Like all caring and resposible fathers…an amazing guy. Born to easy affluence as the son of someone who was the Financial Advisor to the Government of India, and who earned an OBE, or Order of the British Empire, he really enjoyed a princely lifestyle, shuttling between Delhi and Shimla,going to the best schools..and he decided to study Electrical Engineering at the

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