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 |  KOCH DIARIES  |  4-minute read
Khichuri-ilish, Mora torsha, Cooch Behar, Monsoon

Monsoon in the foothills: Non-stop rain and Khichuri-Ilish Bhaja

Rain is the only constant in my part of the country. That's how it is with the foothills.


 |  KOCH DIARIES  |  6-minute read
Cooch Behar, Covid-19, Mamata Banerjee

North Bengal: Pandemic is new, neglect endemic

The government left North Bengal a long time ago. A pandemic is not going to bring it back.


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Cooch Behar, West Bengal, Floods, Fake news

Fake news floods before fact checking became a legit job

It was the monsoon of 1993, and two districts of North Bengal were reeling from the horror of a flood that had left it crippled.


 |  8-minute read
Bangladesh, Bengalis, Cooch Behar, NRC

NRC and spillover politics: For Bengalis in Cooch Behar enclaves, home is where the hurt is

These Indian citizens have been reduced to 'dots' on the map of border politics.


 |  KOCH DIARIES  |  5-minute read
SRK, West Bengal, Cooch Behar

The Bengal that Shah Rukh Khan is not asking you to visit

Because he probably doesn't know it exists.