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. 

And the awesome part is that he could actually make it happen with this product. Darun, na? 

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".

One day, I went to her and said I've had a horrible heartbreak, she told me "raate Boroline laagiye subi" - like, okay maa, that helped. 

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!