Ananya Bhattacharya
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KOCH DIARIES

Blast-Ended Skrewt. ~ Editor, DailyO | Associate Editor, ITGD

VOICES

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   4-minute read

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.

VOICES

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   2-minute read

Lockdown Love: French Hearts

Nearly three years had passed by and a virus had shut everyone in. The world was locked. The fragrance of bakeries were a thing of the past.

VARIETY

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   6-minute read

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.

VARIETY

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   5-minute read

Sushant Singh Rajput deserves our voice, not quiet

Fronting mental health to avoid a conversation about the harsh realities of Bollywood is a copout that will dismantle many more fragile minds of many more Sushant Singh Rajputs.

VARIETY

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   5-minute read

How Corona era snatched the joy of home-delivered food

That cooking is an essential life skill, never quite cut through to me before these few months. It was almost as if another life began for me during the lockdown.

VOICES

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   6-minute read

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.

VARIETY

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   4-minute read

The enduring Bond of the Mussoorie hills

Ruskin Bond's stories are fragrant with the memories of home. His words are understandable. They are as accessible to someone with a PhD in English, as they are to someone who can understand just the basics.

VOICES

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   4-minute read

How Girish Karnad became Tiger Zinda Hai actor

Did we really reduce Karnad to Tiger Zinda Hai actor? How could we?

VOICES

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   5-minute read

The story of Sukumari the Crocodile, who couldn't turn back into a woman

You turn to stories when your reality resembles dystopia. Nothing hits home more these days than that idea of dystopia, which is a reality all of us are now living in.

VARIETY

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   3-minute read

Moon, roti and a massacre

The invisible poor will go back to being invisible. That Dark Side of the country cannot be captured. Four rotis can't do it.