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 |  4-minute read
Deaths, Tedros adhanom ghebreyesus, Pandemic, 2020

Forgive 2020, it did no wrong

When did the loss of a celebrity become so personal that you began rating the year based on celebrity death count?


 |  6-minute read
Atrocities against kashmiri pandits, Kashmiri Pandits, Kashmiripanditexodus

Why I, a Kashmiri Pandit, picked up the pen instead of the stethoscope

In the run-up to the anniversary of the Kashmiri Pandit Exodus in January, there is a case to give voice to those who lost theirs, in the amplified din of power or politics.


 |  KOCH DIARIES |  3-minute read
Work from home, Lockdown, Pandemic, Goodbye2020KOCH DIARIES

Goodbye 2020: The year of loss, WFH backaches, and everything abnormal

2020 made a sticky mess out of all our dreams, achievements, plans, hopes and thoughts for a future.


 |  11-minute read
Wuhan, Air India, Covid19, Vandebharatmission

What flying home to India from China on a Vande Bharat Mission flight was like

My paranoia of not spending much time in transit in these turbulent times of a pandemic also prompted me to book my whole itinerary in such a way that I eventually had to change four flights in less than 24 hours to reach Kolkata from Beijing.


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Bullshit jobs, Debt: the first 5000 years, Anthropologist, Davidgraeber

Thank you, David Graeber, for shaping our minds

Known for his searing critique of capitalism, Graeber was most comfortable delving into the uncomfortable aspects of life.


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Bollywood projections, Stereotyping, Bihariidentity

You don't look like a Bihari: Validating my identity in 2020

To be very blunt, Arjun Kapoor portraying a Bihari in the 2017 movie Half Girlfriend is what nightmares are made of.


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News channels, Tv reporting, Journalism

In Defence of TV Journalism: A reporter from the ground tells you the other side

Here is an unabashed shout out to all my predecessors and peers who have been a part of making an honest effort at TV reportage.


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

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.


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Dogs, Pets, Lockdownlove

Lockdown Love: When their eyes locked during lockdown

Gathering all his guts, Rex extended a paw towards her. Just when they were getting closer, Vaibhav picked up Brownie in his arms.


 |  KOCH DIARIES |  2-minute read
Relationships and love, Bakery, Cookies, French heartsKOCH DIARIES

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.