During 2013-2023, I was a volunteer for Padakshep, a non-profit organization that primarily supports unprivileged but meritorious students in India (currently focused only within the state of West Bengal). Please consider supporting the effort, for example, by donating or joining. Know about the scholars and projects.
I support(ed) other non-profit organizations like International Rescue Committee, World Food Program, Wikipedia, Progressive International; independent media like Democracy Now, Newslaundry, Caravan, Jacobin.
I have a YouTube Channel (in Bengali) called The Coffee House Experience where I discuss different topics related to Bengal and Bengali people informally with co-hosts and guests.
I made a short film called The Return. The film is in Bengali, with English subtitles. Watch it on YouTube. The film is also featured in SHORTED. My independent film production venture is called Humanist Cinema.
Here’s the log-line:
In California’s Silicon Valley, at a usual family party folks get quite nostalgic while arguing about the prospects of returning to their native place Kolkata in India. The party takes an unusual turn when an unexpected guest arrives.
Occasionally I dare to write micro-stories/poems in Bengali. Some recent ones can be found here:
- কবিতাঃ মৃত্যুহীন মুহূর্তরা
- কবিতাঃ স্মৃতিক্ষরণ
- অনুগল্পঃ স্বপ্নময় ও কাল্পনিক আর্দ্রতা
- অনুগল্পঃ “ফিরব বললে ফেরা যায় নাকি”
Recently I wrote an essay on Mass Lay off in Tech – this was published in a leading Bengali daily, Anandabazar Patrika.