Hello. I’m Lolita Chattoraj Sengupta, otherwise known as Lali. I have a job, two parents – one of whom died last year, a husband, son and dog, two brothers, one of whom died a few years back and changed my life-view, and secret plans of world domination.

Welcome on board.


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  1. Really love your writing especially the recent one on the brutality of this country, connecting it so brilliantly and heartwrenchingly to your private grief, because as you suggest….what is private about grief when it becomes spectacle, quickly forgotten.I also feel this great despair and rage about our species too…anyway, I live in the us, am currently in Kol, and am trying to sort through similar affective and deeply ethical questions about this culture…..

    1. Thank you so much for your comment Piya and I am honoured that you like my writing. Where are you staying in Calcutta and for how long? Would it be possible for us to meet? I do not want to impose, so please do feel free to say no.

      Yes, my country right now disgusts me and it scares me. I came back here after a long stint in UK, out of choice. But what I see makes me wonder about that decision. People argue that this happens everywhere, but that is missing the point. Just because similar or other brutal/wrong things are happening elsewhere doesn’t mean it should happen here……

      Take care and thank again for writing.

  2. I would love to meet! That would be awesome because I think we are kindred spirits. Thank you for inviting me to meet; I am here on a sabbatical till January 10; basically trying to spend good time with my 88 year old baba. I never grew up in Kol so lack the usual webs of connections; I have poured some time in organizing with rural women, antiviolence work and phew, that can fill one with despair too….I think a lot about complicity and accountability as well…anyhoo, it would be really lovely to meet. If you can send me your number to my email, I’ll call. Take care!

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