If you take the Joban line from Sendai, there are only two ways by which you can reach Futaba. One would be to take the recently relaunched Hitachi/Tokiwa limited express trains which run once in about 3 hours or take the local train and change for Iwaki at Haranomachi station.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Mascots

At Haranomachi, you will see the staircase for the overbridge on your left. The directions for climbing are painted on the steps and right before you cross, you will see the mascots ‘Miraitowa’ and ‘Someity’ from the 2020 Olympics. They are holding a countdown to the event but with the…


Everybody knew Devi Prasad. He was everywhere. He walked in a crowd just like others and sat down by the Marine Drive to grab a bite off his samosa pav. Devi Prasad didn’t talk much. He looked at people, didn’t think much and then looked the other way. Lovers and others cast the same shadows for him. He sometimes looked at the scorching asphalt of March where silhouettes and skin both melt into void. …


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The weather report says that it shall rain the entire week. I take my cup of coffee and look outside the window. It hardly matters how my coffee tastes like anymore. I have 5 hours of experiment left before I take my umbrella and a solitary walk towards home. At a distance, I could see a lady cleaning a small bar and preparing for the evening service.

Last weekend, I discovered a new bar hidden on a small street that usually stretches to the heart of Sendai’s nightlife. A few hundred metres away, I could see a dull gate marking…


In 1994, the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics published an updated Hippocratic Oath; where it reads : “I will remain a student all my professional life,…”

Around the same time when Sudan was in news, the doctors’ called for a strike in West Bengal which then spread across the country with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) spearheading it. The demands were fairly simple which in a broad sense asked for perpetrators to be brought to justice and the security of doctors ensured. Most of the issues transformed into easy headlines for the media. Scenes of doctors marching and Mamata Banerjee…


In the 2006 film ‘Blood Diamond’, there is a scene where the captain tells a young Dia Vandy : “You are a soldier of the revolution now.”

I saw this film back in 2011 and the only thing that stayed with me as a memory was the grim face of Dia Vandy and the other child soldiers who were employed by both government and rebel groups in Sierra Leone. Cut to 2019, Hasan Minhaj mentions a similar story on Netflix’s ‘Patriot Act’ referring to Saudi Arabian and Emirati employment of Sudanese child soldiers in the on-going Yemen war. One, it’s…

Trishit Banerjee

A 21-year old learner finding his place between India, Japan and rest of the world

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