Author : Dipanjana Dasgupta


The gender stigma

The gender stigma

Apr 17,2016 , 12:30 AM IST | Hans
On the busy Kolkata Suburban rail route from Dum Dum to Canning, South 24 Parganas in Bengal, passengers in the ladies’ compartment get to enjoy a rare musical treat. There is a young boy, accompanied by an elderly harmonium player, who sings beautiful Bengali folk songs throughout the two-hour-plus journey.