Quite elementary, my dear readers !

Today was one of those days which I fear the most. It was a day of unnecessary waiting for a 15 minute appointment with my doctor for a routine checkup. Going to the checkup driving more than an hour is … Continue reading Quite elementary, my dear readers !

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When dogs bark

কুকুর হল মানুষের প্রিয় বন্ধু। কুকুরের মতন এত বিশ্বাসী জন্তু পৃথিবীতে হয় না – এমনকি মানুষ জন্তুটির থেকেও বিশ্বস্ত। শেষ দিন অব্দি তারা নিজের মনিবের জন্য প্রাণ দিয়ে যাবে। বহু বছর পরেও যদি তার মনিব ফিরে আসে, কুকুর কিন্ত কোনদিন … Continue reading When dogs bark

Kitchen

কলকাতা তে শুভ আসে চাকরির সূত্রে। তাদের আদি বাড়ি জলপাইগুড়ি – কিন্তু দুর্গাপুরে পড়াশোনা করে কলকাতায় আসে সে প্রায় ১২ বছর আগে। প্রথম প্রথম শহরের ধাক্কাটা ভালো লাগেনি – সবাই খুব ব্যস্ত – কেউ ভালোভাবে কথা বলে না, এবং তার … Continue reading Kitchen

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 be hardly entertaining. As I believe a weaker team will have to play defensive and a “negative” brand of football, relying on either counter-attacks, slice of luck or eventually the “lottery” system of penalties. This is the way I have seen football evolved over years … Continue reading Champions League 2014 Final

At the end of the day, when sleep beckons ….

At the end of the day, when sleep beckons The delicate silhouette takes away my senses Which emotions breaking the darkness, silences my work ? Come and take me away ….. They walk with their heads down And happiness blotted up Never turns back to imagine their return I need to go to them at the end of the tide Leaving behind my home Will you give me space in the last boat of the day Come and take me away ….. All the loved ones have gone to their love All the aspiring ones have gone to cross the … Continue reading At the end of the day, when sleep beckons ….

One incident …..

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 with his vigor and enthusiasm. Then all of a sudden the incident happened. The boy fell down with the entire weight of his body on his left elbow, which could not sustain the momentary pressure. It became clear later on that his left elbow was … Continue reading One incident …..

The art of telling stories in 30 seconds

Is there an art of telling stories that will remain in your mind for months and years ? Of course yes. Now if I add a clause that this needs to be done in maximum 30 seconds, what will be the reaction – naaahhhh, very difficult, impossible !!! Well, that’s what advertising in television needs to achieve – isn’t it ? And how often we see this as a difficult task when we are just watching TV ? Most often, either we take a deep yawn or run to the loo for the long-awaited leak and run back for the … Continue reading The art of telling stories in 30 seconds