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… Continue reading The ordeal that comes on an yearly basis …
Pleasures of growing up as a Bengali, who are also known as Bong's
At the outset, I was totally pessimistic on today's final between Atletico Madrid (AM) and Real Madrid (RM) - simply because Real Madrid was a much superior team in terms of individual players, experience and style of play. This effectively meant that Atletico Madrid as the "weaker" team will play to a strategy that will… Continue reading Champions League 2014 Final
Those who know me well will vouch with full conviction that I hate waking up early in the morning and I prefer to be a late-night person. So, when I had a grueling three weeks in office including some of the weekends as well, I had looked forward for a day off yesterday when at… Continue reading I, me and Sachin
Thirty years ago..... It was a normal school day. All the kids were playing during the lunch break. The entire place was filled up with the pleasant cacophony of the innocent. There was this 9 year old boy playing with his friends. His structure of only skin and bones with no flesh did not match… Continue reading One incident …..
Very often, when people meet each other after a long time, you undoubtedly listen to the question "what are you doing now-a-days ?" - isn't it ? While we reply to that in our own ways (which basically means in our own "defensive" or "bragging" way), I often thought what exactly do people mean when… Continue reading What are you doing now-a-days ?
With just a few weeks to one of the biggest celebrations triggering off across the Bengali community in the world, the first thing that comes to my mind is the evergreen creation of Mahisashur Mardini played at 4 am on the Mahalaya day. This creation still appeals to all generations, still is as popular as… Continue reading The immortal creation that appeals to generation after generation ….
Being a resident outside Bengal, it has been always a great occasion to come every year during the Puja's with my mother and other brothers and sisters. Actually, with so many relatives and close friends and families in Bengal, I look forward to this visit every year. You know when the excitement starts for me… Continue reading The great homecoming … a candid interview
The evening falls The cool breeze flutters his hair as he trudges along The bird flies towards the nest As he moves towards his "home" in the shanties Tiredness envelop the small eyes The thought of hunger occasionally brushes his mind Need to sleep, need to sleep Two breads and a bowl of vegetables One of… Continue reading Need to live … just to prove a point
The preparation for the Durga Puja has already started in Kolkata (even though almost 100 days are still left) with an occasion that all Bengali's wait for an entire year to come. Apart from the religious significance, which still plays a major role in terms of its popularity, lies the broader context beyond normal religion.… Continue reading The festival Bengal waits for … Durga Puja