How to name a Bengali baby boy

“কানা ছেলের নাম পদ্মলোচন” ---- “A blind boy is named the Lotus-eyed One” – Bengali proverb Having gone through the arduous process of naming my newborn son – and yes, there is definitely a rigorous vetting process – I now feel competent enough to give unsolicited advice on how to name a Bengali baby boy. The … Continue reading How to name a Bengali baby boy

When did my son become a “person”?

My son has been alive all of two weeks now. Alive. It is the wrong word. Let me try again. My son was born two weeks ago. In a sense he has been alive much longer, and I, as his father, have also been thinking about his existence for many months now. How long has … Continue reading When did my son become a “person”?