Khalashitola 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

The Argumentative Bengali – Chawm Ganguly

We Bengalis love our Adda’s. Over endless cups of syrupy tea sipped in a road side tea stall: aptly named “Bekar Parliament” (Parliament of the jobless / useless) with a killer, obnoxiously Bengali,  punch line “amader Dilli te kono sakha nai”(we don’t have any branches in Delhi ) or over any other drink covering the