Category: Life

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13th July 1997 – the ultimate demolition in front of 130,000 people !

13th July 1997 - that's the day remembered fondly by many and hated by equally many. In our generation, that symbolised the passion of football in Kolkata, the eternal rivalry now going 100+ years strong ... and of course, the ultimate supremacy of East Bengal over Mohan Bagan, which I hope will continue till my ...

Influence of one Mr. Ray

I make it a point of not missing any Felu'da movie, irrespective of the actor who is playing that role. Whether it was Soumitra or Sabyasachi or Abir or anyone, I don't care. Today was another day when I went to watch Double Feluda movie directed by Sandip Ray. This was a special year as ...

The annual gainless pain …

A typical Bong (Bengali) will always look forward to buy new clothes or other associated things just before the start of the Durga Puja. That's a tradition that is there for centuries and some of these traditions are good to keep - I don't have any problem with that. But when this annual thing becomes ...

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Friendship 

The year was 1981. A ten year old kid arrived at a new place, new home along with his family. The feelings were quite mixed - happy to see a new and bright, bigger home; slightly depressed for being uprooted from old friends. Feeling of sadness got increased in a couple of days when Sunday ...

দুর্গা পূজা

দুর্গা পূজা এক রাশ ওণুভুতি নতুন কাপড়ের স্পর্শ কাশ ফুলের দুলুনি ভোগের গন্ধ প্রতিমা দর্শনের হুড়াহুড়ি পান্ডেল আলোকসজ্জার চমতকার দুর্গা পূজা চিন্তার উপর জয় মানুষের মিলন গান বাজনার সময় সকলের হাসি মুখ ভুলেছে সবাই তার দুঃখ দুর্গা পূজা পাশের বস্তির ছেলেটা সে তো পেলো না জামার গন্ধ ঢাকের বাজনা মেটাল না খিদে কুকুরের সঙ্গে বেঁচে ...

The ordeal that comes on an yearly basis …

I had been outside home for last 3 years to spare me the shopping experience that is associated before the start of the Durga Puja. Having to stay 100 miles away from shopping malls for so many years, I was expecting that this time, there will be no sparing of the so-called wonderful experience that is ...

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10 defining moments of 2014

Another year has just passed by and as we welcome the new year of 2015, I took the first new year resolution that I will pen down 10 defining moments of 2014, which I feel had impacted the world. I am sure 2015 will be an exciting and good year for me - because, here ...

Digital funerals

In today's world, it is very common that apart from the physical lives we live, most of us have a digital life through the internet. Whether through the social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, whether through various posts we generate via comments or blogs, whether we simply "like" things expressing our feelings, we simply ...

Puja special – growing up as a typical Bong !!

Pleasures of growing up as a Bengali, who are also known as Bong's