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

The fact of undiminished passion

Here is a country that ranks in the 150’s in the world, here is a city where people crib about lack of amenities, here are tourists who highlight about the great divide between the have’s and the have-not’s, here is a weather equivalent to natural sauna which prevents people to venture outdoors, here are the localites who struggle for employment – Yet, here is that city where the law of undiminished passion reigns. This is the city of Kolkata or erstwhile Calcutta ! In a country where sports means either mediocre (read ‘poor’) performance or only cricket, I sometimes wonder … Continue reading The fact of undiminished passion