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 last day. The frenzy surrounded the match was something that I had listened from my uncles but never witnessed at a mature age. Two things aggravated the situation – the insulting comments of the Late Amal Dutta, the coach of the macha’s and the fact … Continue reading 13th July 1997 – the ultimate demolition in front of 130,000 people !

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We want a mature, patient, civilised world …. not to be ‘trigger-happy’

We live in a so-called civilised world driven by the power of law, which has been formed by thoughtful groups and lots of common sense. One definition of ‘civilised’ means to have a high state of culture and development bound by basic virtues. We have found lots of ‘unions’ which gives us a platform to resolve issues at the highest levels, in case disputes are hard to solve at lower levels. We have vowed for following the rules, the ‘unions’, the ‘bodies’ we have formed across the world.We call ourselves ‘mature’ – which has an inherent meaning of looking at … Continue reading We want a mature, patient, civilised world …. not to be ‘trigger-happy’

I can’t talk anymore

When I grew up, I was told by my parents, my relatives, my teachers that expressing your own opinion is a fundamental right and unless you discuss and exchange ideas, you will not enrich your thought. Sometimes, you tend to differ with someone on a particular topic, you tend to argue and even might have a verbal fight, but you still appreciate the different perspective and respect people’s different views on a topic. Each influential decision on life has different sets of positives and negatives – nothing is perfect ! But, still amidst the imperfect world, people tend to sit … Continue reading I can’t talk anymore

It’s yesterday, once more ..

It’s yesterday, once more …. Not a Carpenters special Another incident of terrorist attack Another incident of loss of life Another incident of tears from loved ones It’s yesterday, once more … It’s yesterday, once more … Not a Carpenters special We ‘spend’ billions in scams and corruption We ‘spend’ several hours in passing the buck We ‘spend’ efforts to take political mileage It’s yesterday, once more … It’s yesterday, once more … Not a Carpenters special Value of life is so ‘cheap’ Our expression of helplessness is so ‘cheap’ Our excuses are so ‘cheap’ It’s yesterday, once more … … Continue reading It’s yesterday, once more ..