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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bimal Deb: A poet with a difference

While strolling down the streets of Kolkata, don’t get surprised if you come across a shabbily-attired 60-plus man, with unshaven face, a worn-out bag slung over his shoulder and a torn chappal.
Yes, he’s Bimal Deb, a poet utterly different from our usual concept of a poet.

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‘India doesn’t have a meaningful bond market’

Arup Ganguly is the founder/managing partner of London-based KNG Securities LLP, the independent fixed income specialist dealing in a range of products across fixed income, convertible bond and debt capital. Ganguly’s market experience, spanning almost 25 years, has been a key factor in his success. His activities in the international banking sector together with his involvement in global charitable initiative Sewa Day have made him well known amongst the Indian diaspora.

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Be spontaneous and cook with abandon, says Ishita

Dubai-based Ishita Saha is going great guns with her culinary travel blog featuring Dubai, Kolkata and the world beyond. Ishita, who studied in St Xavier’s College, Kolkata, is a gourmet and loves traveling. She has been nominated for ‘Best Blogger’ in BBC Good Food Middle East Awards 2014. Currently, Ishita is the editor of UAE’s first Food and Travel E-Magazine – the Food e Mag dxb.

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Remembering Walter Lippmann

Forty years have passed since Walter Lippmann passed away (23 September, 1889 – 14 December, 1974). The celebrated American writer and political commentator is especially known for being among the first to introduce the concept of ‘Cold War’.

Walter Lippmann: introduced the concept of 'Cold War'

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Terrific trout in mindblowing Manali

Next time you travel to majestic Manali, don’t forget to taste terrific (well, not in size) trout fish. Your trip to this hill town would be absolutely incomplete without a visit to Mayur Restaurant (Tel: 0192-252316) on Old Mission Road. We went on a road trip to Manali from Shimla via Mandi. My journalist friend Sujit (in Delhi) told me: “You must taste trout in Manali. Don’t miss that.”

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Majestic Manali

Words defy to describe the majestic grandeur of Manali. In our constantly moving, 24/7 society, we’re in a frenetic rat race! With so much technology and gadgetry, we hardly have any time to take rest. Manali’s awe-inspiring beauty was a perfect resting place for my sapped soul.
Manali is named after the Hindu lawgiver Manu. The word ‘Manali’ comes from ‘Manu-Alaya’ which literally means “the abode of Manu”. Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali is also often referred to as the ‘Valley of the Gods’. The Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to Manu.

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