Ananya Bhattacharya
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KOCH DIARIES

Blast-Ended Skrewt. ~ Editor, DailyO | Associate Editor, India Today

LIFE

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Hilsa is a grossly overrated and overpriced fish. Forget what Bengalis say

Yes, Hilsa tastes good. But have you seen the sheer amount of tiny little bones that this treacherous fish comes with?

VARIETY

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Gayatri Devi and Jai Singh to Padmanabh: What lies beneath the glamour of Jaipur

John Zubrzycki's fascinating inside story of India's most glamorous royal family, The House of Jaipur, breaks quite a few of the myths that anyone who has read about Gayatri Devi, came to believe in.

VARIETY

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Justice For Sushant died when a TV studio turned Supreme Court

The stinging reality about justice is that Sushant Singh Rajput will never get any. His fine legacy has been soiled beyond recognition.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.