Whether you're a probashi or a bangaal or a ghoti, one thing that you'll definitely have in your medicine cabinet is a tube of Boroline. It isn't just any random antiseptic cream for us bongs, it's like having a mother in a tube - who can cure anything and everything.
It isn't just any random antiseptic cream for us bongs, it's like having a mother in a tube - who can cure anything and everything.
Did you know this versatile cream was a by-product of the Swadeshi movement? Yes, thik tai. Back in 1929, a Bengali merchant named Gourmohan Dutta launched this miraculous cream to support the Swadeshi movement - by making the country economically self-sufficient.
I have LITERALLY grown up with Boroline. I mean, whenever I get cuts or chapped lips, my mom would say "raate Boroline laagiye subi", if my dad gets razor burns, my mom would say "raate Boroline laagiye sube".
Anyway, I, myself, won't deny the superpowers Boroline possesses. Yeah, it's obviously a crucial part of our kaalchaar and we can't live without it, but it's also a magical tube of joy that give us major nostalgia.
Won't lie, when I don't find this little tube of greatness under my pillow at night, I kinda get a mini heart attack. Shotti. So, while I hide it in my cabinet to protect it from vanishing, y'all can share this tribute article with all your bangaali friends. Okay, tata!