Bhadroloks Archive

A Tale of Two Spirits – Monoranjan Roy CMD, Pincon Spirit Limited

Let me re-tell the Tale of two Spirits. Of two generations of highly creative people in two different lands, united in their raw creativity and their “weaknesses” (I personally prefer the term “willingness” – to indulge, imbibe) for their preferred poison. Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust, Aleister

Bengali Bhadrolok, for sale or for hire: Chawm Ganguly

“If Money is lost: nothing is lost, if health is lost: something is lost, but if character is lost” and here, our elders would pause, seizing our response, before stressing “everything, is lost”. Growing up hearing the same ditty repeated over and over, we too learnt the importance of being a “bhalo chele” (a good