Anandapur Chronicles: The Naagmani

– Satyakam Ray There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. – Maya Angelou. History is not only about who won the battles, who owned what, or what dramatized incidents happened over the centuries. An essential factor that keeps missing in the historian’s narrative is the people’s personal lives, struggles, achievements, how they perceive things, and what were their ambitions. A … Continue reading Anandapur Chronicles: The Naagmani

The lady in the White

  –Aparna Chatterjee Another busy day at the bank and handling the pension section is not an easy task. Every day there are cases where the grandmas and grandpas cannot even understand what they are supposed to do. Yes, I treat them like my own Ajji and Dadu; I guess that’s why they come so openly with their problems. Not many children look after their … Continue reading The lady in the White

Afterlife thoughts: What happens when one dies?

– Satyakam Ray In Marvel’s cinematic universe, the Black Panther star late actor Chadwick Boseman has a lot of influence. When T’challa (Boseman) lost his father during the civil war movie, he told the Black widow about his beliefs. According to T’challa, death is not the end in his culture. It’s mere of a stepping-off point. Your reach out with both hands, and Bast and Sekhmet, they lead … Continue reading Afterlife thoughts: What happens when one dies?

Lycanthrope: Werewolves from mythology and beyond

– Aparna Chatterjee Human curiosity knows no limit. While this fascination can lead to the discovery of the theory of relativity and compel others to some lucid dream, human-animal hybrid characters leave no stone unaltered in arousing the imagination of curiosity-seekers worldwide. We have angels, human-like figures with wings, Sekhmet, a woman with a cat head, Centaurs having the upper body of a human and … Continue reading Lycanthrope: Werewolves from mythology and beyond