ছোট বাথরুম

সেই বছর অফিসের কাজে এদিক ওদিক খুব ঘুরতে হচ্ছে। একদিকে যেমন নতুন জায়গা বা নতুন শহর দেখার আনন্দ থাকে, অন্যদিকে একটা ক্লান্তিও চলে আসে যদি সপ্তাহে প্রায় তিন দিন বাইরে থাকতে হয়। তা নতুন একটা শহরে পৌঁছেছি বরফ পড়ার মধ্যে। সালটা হবে বোধহয় ২০১৩। একে ল্যাজ বিশিষ্ট বাঙালি যারা ১৭ ডিগ্রী তে মাংকি কাপ পড়তে…

‘Fair’ Journalism

When I was in my teens, I remember that the main source of getting information was through a limited number of newspapers and Doordarshan News. The debate that time was on the style of reporting – amongst the English newspapers in my home city of Kolkata, while it was reported that The Statesman did ‘direct’…

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…

Champions League 2014 Final

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…

Indian elections 2014

The 2014 elections of India are over, the verdict is out, the process of getting the mandate from 500+ million people across 930,000+ polling booths have been completed, the happiness of the victors and the despair of the losers are out in the open. Yet, as a common man, I find this particular election fascinating…

The continuous change

“The only thing that is constant is change” – never before this statement of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus is true than today. The world has changed dramatically in last 10-20 years – and I am referring to the positive change, not the negativity surrounding the change (like inequality, extremism & radical views, etc). And we…

I, me and Sachin

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…