League of Fandoms: আঁTales || A Review

#LeOFa has well and truly taken off, and C’est la vie the blogging partner is as proud as Punch. On Thursday the 23rd of June 2016, #LeOFa held its Lit Meet. The brain child of Urvashi Mukherjee, it was quite possibly the first Lit Meet in the city to combine a Quiz, a Debate and…

How Tea Can Soothe Your Soul in Exam Season

May is fast approaching, which means the sweltering heat of Kolkata’s pseudo-spring is about to be erased by an even greater threat: the doom-spelling exams. Here at C’est la vie, the alarm bells have already started ringing. In despair, yours truly has turned to the one drink that has never failed her: tea. Anyone who…

Make India Great Again

I was rereading Persepolis today. ‘Tis a brilliant graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, detailing a childhood and youth spent in post-Cultural Revolution Iran. Here is the panel I came across that struck me as being particularly poignant: Here is the picture I saw yesterday that appears to encapsulate this sentiment:   And here is the…

Love and Other Diseases: Homosexuality in India

Hello, all. I’m feeling a bit solemn this evening. Solemn, and rather pensive. I would greet you all with my usual chipper tones, but honestly, I’m not in the mood today. In the writing of this post, I am referring particularly to the “Times Global” section of The Times of India, published on 8thMay 2014,…