My Historian Friend

Though married to a family of historians, I had tried to keep my distance from History, with a typical Technocrat’s arrogance, which ...

From Jaya Ghosh

It is very difficult for me to think of Papiya in the past tense. She was seven years younger than me . I treated her as one of my kids in many ways...

My Very Dearest Sister

“Karmayogi” is a description that would aptly describe Papiya

From Papiya’s youngest sister and soulmate for all times.

The real connection between Bihar and my sister, Papiya, has puzzled many who knew her socially and professionally…


I don’t have words to express how much Papiya – our dearest ‘Bumble’ – meant to me and how much I will miss her. From feeding me Farex ...


Goodbye my friend
May you ever grow in our hearts,...

Bumble used to call me “son”

How fortunate I was all those years, and I did not know it. I had a second mother in Bumble Mashi.

I Miss you

I am like you in so many ways.There’s no better way to remember you than to see so much of you in me.Thank you for all you did for us .Thank you for being the jaan of the family.Thank you for being you.Bumble, you’re ‘ my immortal’.I miss you!! JAGRITI  KUMAR ,  Papiya’s  niece  (Excerpts  […]