Born and brought up in a Bengali family of Kolkata, Sampurna enjoyed reading classics as a child. Chasing her passion, she later went on to earn a degree in Literature from University of Delhi. Passionate about food, travel and photography she takes interest in a myriad topics ranging from politics to philosophy to fine arts and women issues. She lives in Delhi.

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A Slice of China in India

Though Capitalism continues to dominate the Indian economy, the country has had its tryst with Socialism in the past and continues to experience the same in certain pockets despite a thinning percentage. My motive behind penning the above paragraph is to focus on the fragment of Chinese Culture that is still trying to preserve its identity in a country. India shares an elongated history with her neighbour China. Both the countries have close cultural and

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A Quick Look at Employee Retention Strategy

  One of the greatest challenges faced by today’s employers is not only tapping the appropriate talent but also engaging and retaining employees in the long run. Remember that a comprehensive people strategy is not comprehensive enough if it does not include a proven employee retention strategy. While the above strategy may sound logical, it is a fact that most small companies tend to overlook this critical component—that is employee retention. While most companies feel

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Ways to Improve Communication Skills

  Effective communication is one of the most important life skills required in the present. However, we often overlook this aspect or we do not usually put in a lot of effort in learning effective communicative skills. Whether in your social life or in your workplace, communication plays an essential role. In order to improve communication skills, we need to follow these basic tips. Tips for Better Communication Improve communication by practicing vocabulary on a

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Rajkahini: Freedom will Fight Independence

Movie Review: Rajkahini: Freedom will Fight Independence Director: Srijit Mukherji Cast: Rituparna Sengupta, Saswata Chatterjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Zoya Ahsan, Jishu Sengupta and Abir Chatterjee One of the most defining moments of the 20th century in India was the partition of the British India into the Dominion of Pakistan and the Union of India (later Republic of India) in 1947. The aftermath of partition witnessed the terrifying outbreak of sectarian violence between the Hindus and the

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6 Natural Ways to Cure Depression

It might come as a surprise but Indians are a depressed lot. True. Indians are among the world’s most depressed. According to a World Health Organization (WHO)-sponsored study, while around 9% of people in India reported having an extended period of depression within their lifetime, nearly 36% suffered from what is called Major Depressive Episode (MDE). Depression is usually characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep

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6 Superfoods for Depression and Anxiety

What makes certain foods mood-elevating seems based on whether they contain essential ingredients such as omega-3 fatty acids, tryptophan, vitamin D, or B vitamins. Get in a better state of mind by choosing foods that are high in phytochemicals and nutrients. These will help you deal with the trials of everyday anxiety and depression. Walnuts Walnuts are known to improve cell health due to the fact that they are the richest nuts in essential fats.

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Shubho Mahalaya – The Story Behind Durga Puja

Come October, Bengalis around the globe will be busy celebrating the biggest festival ever – the Durga Puja. This year, barely a week left, preparations have started in full swing. In this post, I will discuss about the legend behind the event of Mahalaya. Mahalaya is celebrated just a week before Durga Puja. To put it otherwise, Mahalaya ushers the actual aura of Durga Puja. Mahalaya is an auspicious occasion where the invocation of the

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Restaurant Review: Flury’s : The Queen of Park Street

Originally built as an old English tearoom, Flurys is one of the most iconic and stylish cafes of Kolkata. Founded in 1927, by Mr. and Mrs. J. Flurys, was known far and wide for its rich creamy pastries, puddings and cookies. Today, even decades down the line, the food joint, rather the tearoom continues to be as popular as it used to be even during the colonial era. From a single original outlet in Park Street, today

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Mehak-e-Punjab: A Slice of North Indian Cuisine in Kolkata

A comparatively new player, Mehak-e-Punjab has already become a popular eating joint in Kolkata. Located in Axis Mall, Rajarhat, it is a multi-cuisine restaurant that is famous for offering some of the finest north Indian delicacies. If you are looking towards savoring some of the best in terms of kebab platters and tandoori delicacies, then do remember to stopover at Mehak-e-Punjab at least once. Mehak-e-Punjab is very spacious and has two sitting area. The bar

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Restaurant Review: Range De Basanti Dhaba – Tradition with a touch of Modernity

In Kolkata, many places have reinvented themselves in different styles just to mollify the customers’ changing tastes and to catch up with the trend. This time I chose to visit a new joint that has almost reinvented itself and also its passion for food. Earlier known as the AHD in Sector V, Salt Lake, is now renamed Rang De Basanti Dhaba (RDBD), after its very successful original version at neo-Punjabi land Gurgaon. The joint is

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